Plus an awesome belt is just that - I'd trade any supplement or cycle I've ever done for my Titan Longhorn leverbelt. Best purchase ever.
And if you can't afford Oly shoes, try some Converse chucks. Bought a pair last week now that I'm squatting 5x/wk (all the oldschool guys swear by em for squatting/pulling if not barefoot) & they're awesome. No support, can feel everything thru the bottom, uncomfy & weird looking as hell - but they flat out work like nobody's business with a bar in your hands or on your shoulders.
Never really thought about shoes playing a big factor but totally makes sense the way you described it Hyde. I have a belt but fail to use it. I probably should though.
If you aren't squatting very heavy (5 reps or less) it really is just a comfort thing: squat in anything you feel comfy & stable in, provided it's not flimsy. Where you get into trouble is trying to spread your knees & drive thru the sides of your feet in a heavy powersquat & your cloth Pumasoff the sole and you nearly roll off your shoe with a 90% of 1RM load on your shoulders. That scared the pee out of me
You don't need to squat super heavy if size is the prize anyway - and strength will increase with added mass, regardless.
Just saw that you're a BPS Rep now in your sig - congratulations brother! Nice line-up of products by them.
Thanks guys I'm pumped and really looking forward to repping for an exciting company like BPS!!!
Head Purus Labs Rep
Congrats buddy :-)
Purus Labs Anabolic Titan/Rep
Coach AB @ BossBody.net
What's up fellas? So I ended up skipping training yesterday, was just too damn tired. Can't believe I just typed that anyways got up and hit it hard this morning. Trained bis and tris.
Cable Curls Wide Grip + Ez Bar Curls Close Grip + Single Arm Cable Cross Curls (bicep pose)
Spider Curls Ez Bar
75x5x5 hold at the top
Hammer Curls Drop Set
30x10 drop 20x15
(45x10 drop 20x10)x3
Rope Pushdowns Superset with Single Arm Reverse Grip Pushdowns
Incline Skull Crushers
Seated Db Tri Extentions
One difference I've noticed with the powder as compared to the pills is that with the pills I would have to usually hit the bathroom during training. This has not been the case with the powder. Energy has been good and weight is staying stable. Pre training weight was 182