Knowing how weight lifting belts support and protect your spine from injuries while lifting will enable you to understand how necessary this gym gear is when you’re lifting heavyweights.
Generally, our torso is very soft, which allows us to move it back and forth and even twist easily. Now, this soft spongy core might work for you throughout the day, but when you’re lifting heavy weights, you need to have a strong core so you don’t collapse while squatting.
To achieve a firm torso, you need to brace it.
Imagine a time when you were lifting a heavy box or pushing a heavy object across the room. Remember how you tightened your torso and held your breath so you could exert force? This is what we call bracing the core.