Do you lift on bare feet?
- 09-18-2008, 08:18 PM
- 09-18-2008, 08:43 PM
logic is something my gyms management lacks. they hired a 100lb brittish guy named oliver, who goes to people claiming he could outrep them, because the only way you should train is with reps higher than 30. i remember my friend getting with an argument, because he was decline benching 225 for reps of 5 and oliver says he should use less weight so he could rep it more, and then claims he could outrep him with that weight, the next day we see him benching with 2.5 lb plates on each side...
- 09-18-2008, 09:50 PM
09-19-2008, 01:08 AM
09-19-2008, 01:53 AM
09-19-2008, 02:53 AM
09-19-2008, 05:02 PM
09-20-2008, 11:09 PM
10-16-2008, 11:41 PM
Proprioceptors do deal with balance and stability, and also intramuscular coordination and a sense of tension or pressure (golgi tendons for example). cutanious proprioceptors are still active when in shoes, but shoes and even socks can act as "dampening" agents for sensorymotor activity.
Velocity does apply in inverse dynamics but it is only one of the three variables involved (kinetic and anthropometric data are also needed). inverse dynamics can be used to see the force that every muscle is generating and what type of segmental motion those forces are causing (concentric, eccentric or isometric) some of which have zero(isometric) velocity or negative (eccentric) velocity, though i hate to say "negative."
I agree that the voluntary recruitment of muscles due to proprioception IS anecdotal/subjective thus far. But talk to a long time barefoot lifter and they will tell you that being barefoot gives them a "sense" of how their feet react to the ground and allow them to push the weight more efficiently (bodybuilder) or with greater force (powerlifter). this may be due to the Dynamical systems approach to motor control (if you believe in that sort of thing).
If we can get more than one of these responses out a month each than maybe we can come to an agreement...haha... my bad thus far; i don't get on this site all that much.
12-10-2008, 09:31 PM
12-11-2008, 02:50 PM
I hate shoes period, they mess with skeletal development and are uncomfortable to wear (for me).
Thing is, I have a wide ball and narrow heel (Native American in the gene pool somewhere) with slightly shorter-than-average toes; so for my size I have "short" feet. For clarity on that, I'm nearly 6'3" (legs are a little over 3 feet long) and wear a 9E shoe. Surprisingly, I have very good balance.
So, for me, shoe shopping is a not-so-epic sage unto itself. However, I do wear shoes if I absolutely have to.
01-12-2009, 10:05 PM
Got some chuck taylors for christmas! Not the most comfortable shoe but it's amazing for deads and squats.
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