Question about squatting with a belt.
I've been doing stronglifts 5x5. I haven't used a back belt when squatting until today. I did 205 today, first set with a belt and the second without a belt. I noticed immediately that the belt made the lift easier. It was as if I didn't even have to think about posture, and it was easier to go lower.
So question is, would it be better to continue squatting without the belt to strengthen my core better or should I use the belt. Either way I would've handled the 5x5, but it was much more comfortable with the belt.
I'm pretty happy with this program btw, just over 6 weeks ago I never squatted before and had trouble going parallel with 135. 205 today without any trouble, I know it's nothing compared to you ****ing monsters but it feels good. Im 5'7 155, not trying to gain weight with summer coming, I'm wondering when I can expect to plateau with squats at this weight.