Originally Posted by Iamnoone
I have started lifting again and am about to start the big three lifts.
I have had back injuries in the past and was wondering if you would
recommend wearing a belt or just work on good form?
I had a Sheik belt in the past but can no longer find it.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
As one currently nursing an aggravated past injury, I can sympathize. I would recommend starting beltless and light and focus on form. Get the form down before starting to go heavy. You know your body best, if you feel you need the belt, wear it. Until then, don't, build your core.
David, Husband, Father, Pastor
(Yasen Miroslav Zavadil)
2014 100%RAW American Challenge, May 31, 2014:
Deadlift 375 PR
Total - 843 at 50 yrs 199.6 lbs
Shooting for a 900+ total for next meet. (see quote below)
"If there is nothing you can improve on, your standards are too low!" - BAMA Strength Coach Scott Cochran
1Co 9:27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified