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2007/06/13 17:00:00 (permalink)

footware

was reading an article recently that got me thinking about footware when trianing?
just normal trainers for me!

it was regarding dead lifts and it sujested you want thin flat shoes with pretty much no heal lift!
would this run across to squats etc?

just wondering what sort of shoes u guys train in or any other thoughts!

is this more important for power lifting?
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    RE: footware 2007/06/13 17:05:58 (permalink)
    Deffinatley go with something with a flat sole for almost everything you do in the gym (barring cardio of course hahaha). Something like Chuck Taylors, a decent wrestling boot, or you could do like a do, and get a really cheap knock-off version of Chucks

    The reason you want flat soles, is to help keep you from leaning forward. When squatting/deadlifting, you want to keep all the weight on your heels, and not leat forward, so a flat-soled shoe is generally best for that.
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    RE: footware 2007/06/13 18:04:59 (permalink)
    wouldnt say you have to wear something completely flat, most pairs of trainers are fine Nike, Adidas ect, just leave your high heels at home

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    RE: footware 2007/06/13 18:23:16 (permalink)
    used to train all the time in a pair of cats, they were great for deads and squats, but useless in comps, so got some ironwear addidas squat boots, defianetly feel comfy and stable squatting in them..l
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    RE: footware 2007/06/13 18:26:42 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Clubber Lang

    wouldnt say you have to wear something completely flat, most pairs of trainers are fine Nike, Adidas ect, just leave your high heels at home




    nice! lol!
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    RE: footware 2007/06/14 13:12:42 (permalink)
    Most trainers may be fine, but would never squat or deadlift in a pair of running shoes. No support and because they are spongy your ankle will roll a bit. Not what you want on a max squat!
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    RE: footware 2007/06/14 14:02:14 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: iaink

    Most trainers may be fine, but would never squat or deadlift in a pair of running shoes. No support and because they are spongy your ankle will roll a bit. Not what you want on a max squat!


    we've got a piece of wood you can throw on the floor to place your ankle on to stop doing that
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    RE: footware 2007/06/14 19:15:10 (permalink)
    I cant squat in normal trainers as it just doesnt feel right, probably just as much psychological as physical, so its flat soles or even bare foot if need be.
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