I use a contour belt and I love it. It all depends on the person to what type of belt they like. For me I will use my belt when I'm benching, squatting, deads, Clean and press, should press, pretty much if Im going heavy with the weight I'll wear it. Some people like to use the contour belt for extra support but there are more types of belts out there. My husband uses a leaver belt for squats and deads and loves it. Id say if your hurting when lifting or just want some extra support for your back get one.