Originally Posted by MarkI
You're not wrong, i'm repping 230 5x5 and it is already feeling heavy, and I could definitely see how being thinner would make it even harder... perhaps it's wishful thinking on my part, but i'll hold out hope.
It's probably time to add a belt sometime soon though right, would help I think. When did you realize you needed one?
I think that as soon as you squat 2 plates, its heavy enough to fuck you up. I was at the physiotherapist today and she said I got a small slip in a disc from that deadlift incident with only 200 pounds. Nothing serious, rest will take care if it but it shows that you can fuck yourself up with low weights.
I ordered an Inzer belt a month ago from Poland but it never shipped. Not too surprised, lol. Bought another belt yesterday.
Coldsnap is right. A belt won't take the abs out of the lift. If you set the belt super tight it may not require you to flex your abs as tight as the belt itself will stabilize but set it looser so you have to actively push your abs out into the belt and you'll def train your core.
What I'm gonna do and what many other do is that the first warmup sets are without the belt, around the last 2 warmup sets you pit it on loosely and on the worksets you put it tight.