So I am starting deadlifts and squats up for the first in 8 years or so. I was one of the few freaks who did cleans and squats on my own time in high school training for sports. But it has been so long that i am starting from scratch. I am starting light, real light. I'm in pretty good shape, just want to get good form while I get the hang of it. I do not wear a belt. Mainly because I've been too lazy (possibly cheap) to go buy one. I remmeber my coaches always saying 'use the belt'. Should I use a weight lifting belt? Can wearing a belt somehow diminish the benefit of the lift? My goals are to build overall functional strength and power for kickboxing and bjj. I do not have aspiraitons of becoming a powerlifter, or even lift enough to post the numbers on this board or videos of myself on youtube. Thanks.