Poll: Do you lift without shoes?

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Do you lift on bare feet?

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by Necroticism View Post
    somebody could drop the weight on their foot and there is no protection or something.
    With that logic, steel toe'd boots should be mandatory..lol


  2. 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...
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by Necroticism View Post
    somebody could drop the weight on their foot and there is no protection or something.
    that makes no sense what so ever............like any other tennis shoe would help.............

  4. Quote Originally Posted by Necroticism View Post
    somebody could drop the weight on their foot and there is no protection or something.
    if you drop a weight on your foot (unless you're wearing steel cap boots bro) you're fucked

    not too many gyms anymore like their clients wearing work boots.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by b unit View Post
    if you drop a weight on your foot (unless you're wearing steel cap boots bro) you're fucked

    not too many gyms anymore like their clients wearing work boots.
    well, i have the pleasure of lifting at an la fitness, where basic logic or reasoning like this isnt present.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by Necroticism View Post
    well, i have the pleasure of lifting at an la fitness, where basic logic or reasoning like this isnt present.
    i hear ya dude, the current gym i belong to is like that too.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Necroticism View Post
    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...
    Trainers like that piss me off.
    NSCA - CSCS

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Chub View Post
    i wish i could do deadlifts and squats naked. I'll have to invest in a gym in my shed. I'd imagine it would be quite cold though

    Hell yeah im working out in just my boxers at this very moment!!
    god damn its hot down here! f*ck.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    Proprioceptors have more to do with balance and stability then acute strength. Lifting barefoot or not is more of a subjective preference then a scientific benefit. I believe proprioceptors are excited by a sense of load, which shoes still provide. The inverse dynamic theory would only apply in the case of velocity, where you have Newton's Third Law working for you in the initial stage of that movement, so unless Arnold intended to jump with those squats, it doesn't really apply, or at least not significantly.

    I'm trying to play the one up game, just chatting

    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.

  10. I do like to do my heavy deads barefoot.

  11. 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.

  12. Got some chuck taylors for christmas! Not the most comfortable shoe but it's amazing for deads and squats.
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