I've been curious about this for a while because I feel like I'm pretty much one of the only people I know that doesn't train with a belt in deads and squats.
Besides the safety factor, what do you guys really get out of a belt, in general? The very few times I've pulled or squatted heavy with a belt I felt like I was getting nothing out of it. Does anybody else experience no gain when wearing a belt? Could it not be tight enough? I tried max effort deads with a belt a few weeks ago and got literally 0 pounds out of it, if anything it made the lift a teeny bit harder because I'm not used to the pressure from the belt, sounds funny I know but it just felt off to me.