Re:Belt for back exercises - Yay or Nay?
Heavy squats I wear one if I am in the leotard but not if I use the squat suit.
Deadlift - sometimes but generally not, regardless of weight
Bench press - never if raw but always if shirted as I use it to hold the shirt in place.
Sometimes it gives you a little extra confidence, more a mental thing than a physical. I always have it with me, but generally it stays in the bag. Never say never, as now and then it does help. But to always use one would be quite wrong in my opinion.
As far as I know, forgiveness is for the benefit of the person doing the forgiving, not the one being forgiven