” Whether or not you should wear a lifting belt is a surprisingly contentious subject. Some people are adamant that you should always wear a belt with the opinion they dramatically decrease your injury risk. Other people are adamant that you should never wear a belt, either because they think “it makes your core weak,” or because they think it’s a truer test of strength to see what you can lift without any external aid (though this article won’t be touching on that. I just see that as a matter of personal preference and is, therefore, totally irrelevant for general recommendations).
So, how much of that is true? Do belts make you safer? Do belts make your core weaker? This article is meant to answer those questions and explain the effects of a wearing a belt in quite a bit of detail…..”