Do you lift on bare feet?
- 08-31-2006, 12:57 AM
- 09-04-2006, 04:57 PM
I have a home gym and I've always worked out with bare feet. Just for some reason I feel comfortable that way.... I'm glad someone brought this up..... Thought I was weired or something.
09-09-2006, 04:56 AM
05-07-2008, 01:14 AM
05-07-2008, 01:56 AM
There are cutaneous proprioceptors on the bottom of our feet, they tell us/give us a sense of our surroundings and a sense of the kinematic dependent variables (forces) associated with any closed kinetic chain (planted on the ground) motion that goes through the foot. Take a look at inverse dynamics and you will see that the process involved in completing one of these equations starts with a ground reaction force (in this case coming through the foot) and works it's way up through every joint segment that you are willing to plug the trig data into. Arnold and some of the best powerlifters i know know how to utilize this proprioceptive input in order to maximize performance. I.e. lifting barefoot gives us a better sense of the relationship between our feet and every muscle that works with the foot!!! yes Arnold squatted only 405... but because he could voluntarily recruit muscles due to proprioceptive input he was able to rep 405 for 20 reps!!!
(I lift in chucks too!!!)
05-07-2008, 01:56 AM
05-07-2008, 02:22 AM
07-01-2008, 02:06 PM
07-04-2008, 02:54 PM
I use Tiger Asics....(Wrestling shoes)....always had good luck with them....but I will be checking out CT's since they have gotten such rave reviews........
07-10-2008, 10:07 PM
07-11-2008, 01:23 AM
07-11-2008, 03:32 AM
Vans Slip-ons! I lift heavy and want a firm foot plant when I'm lifting. Basketball and running shoes are not ideal for doing heavy squats or deads.
07-16-2008, 08:26 PM
i thought i was the only one who religiously lifted in chucks
Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general. -Rippetoe
09-09-2008, 01:31 AM
09-09-2008, 02:30 AM
I would but they have a rule at my gym that you have to wear shoes. What are some good shoes to wear for squatting?? tennis shoes just don't cut it
09-09-2008, 03:33 PM
I get to hot to wear a shirt or shoes or socks.
but if i was at a gym i would def wear shoes. dont know about a shirt though ; ) haha jk.
09-09-2008, 04:22 PM
09-09-2008, 07:17 PM
09-09-2008, 07:25 PM
09-16-2008, 09:12 PM
Rogue Fitness Do-Wins... Mark Rippetoe advocates the weight lifting shoe, and I thought I'd give it a shot after reading through one of his books. One of the best training equipment purchases I've ever made.
09-16-2008, 09:22 PM
bare feet for squats occasionally...if i do, i'll throw some weights under my heel for a little bit of lift under there.
09-17-2008, 12:25 AM
09-17-2008, 06:50 AM
Ah, the Five Fingers. Although I have yet to try them for myself, they get phenominal reviews. Most say it's as close to getting barefoot as possible while retaining adequate protection. Olympic weight lifting, to rock climbing, to trail running... lots of people speak very highly of them. Good post, I almost forgot about them. Definitly an interesting shoe.
09-17-2008, 05:39 PM
09-17-2008, 08:12 PM
I wanted to get a pair of the new NIKE romaleos, but they are all sold out of most sizes on their site..
I need a new pair of shoes to lift in.
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