what's the consensus on "lifting" shoes? Posted on May 14, 2023 by Anonymous what's the consensus on "lifting" shoes?
most of IST copes with their poorness by saying that lifting shoes and belts are useless, cheating, etc.
i have 3 mil and i wear 10 dollar wal mart trainers. you don't need this shit
Well I have 3,000,001 and I DO wear these. Checkmate, gay.
okay well he called everyone saying they're a waste a poorfag and i'm not a poorfag, at all. being rich doesn't mean "throw your money away at stupid frivolous retard bullshit because you're a stupid fucking 20 year old chantard who makes a little over minimum wage but lives in his mommy's house so he can afford spensive thingies. pussy. kys for good measure.
Just lift barefoot or slap together some wedges from 2x4 and grip tape.
"dont have 100 dollar shoes and a ten cent squat" - louie simmons
i started wearing wool shoes with flat soles and without heel lift in the gym. Like pic related
Got the Powerlift 2.
Feels real good to lift with, I recommend.
Have same shoes. They are nice
Good for pure performance (there's a reason oly lifters wear them for competitions) but they shouldn't be crutch for insufficient ankle mobility. Ideally you should built up a good enough mobility in your ankles, hips and back to dynamically distribute the stress of a squat over various joints, using an ankle support if you're starting out and don't have the mobility yet is fine (same thing if your ankles are fucked for whatever reason), but building that mobility should be a prerequisite for going heavier. Elevating the heel will put more stress on your knees and other joints the heavier you squat and you'll increase the risk of injury or developing dysfunctions.
Yeah but how can I improve my mobility based bro?
allow weight to stretch you, rest in stretched Position
Like stay at the bottom of a squat with a decent amount of weight?
I squat with lifting shoes as I really noticed a difference in the depth that I can reach, but I feel like it might become a crutch further down the line
yeah exactly, stay there until it becomes slightly uncomfortable, then do the rep
and yeah for mobility drills you want to use flat sole or barefoot
but don't be fitincel and throw away your lifting shoes
oly shoes are really good for developing quads with FrontSquats
Loaded stretching is probably the quickest (doesn't have to be with a heavy barball like the other anon said, poses a risk of overloading the joint, I'd go slower with additional exercises, or at least go pretty light on the squat), you can look up routines on youtube, there's thousands of them, they all work more or less effecitvley, it's not really a difficult thing to improve, just rather time consuming. You also have to be cautious not to "overtrain" on mobility, since most of the effect is nerval and muscular adapation to the movement, and overdoing it is a big hinderance to that. Technically just training the squat position (without weight) will also slowly improve the exact mobility you need for a squat. There's an exercise from ballet that dancers use to train their ankles, it's called the "demi plie march", it's probably one of the most effecient and gay looking exercises you can do for you ankle mobility, helped me a lot with mine. But be prepared that it will take weeks and months to see noticable effects, keeping at it is where a lot of people fail. Also consider switching to flat shoes, walking around with an elevated heel all day can be a hinderance to making progress with ankle mobility
My ankle mobility sucks so until I can fix that I use shoes.
im a fan of squatting like this, so lifting shoes are out of the question. and if i do regular squats, socks are just as good
They're dope and people saying they're not are coping. I even like them for conventional deadlifts because they pop off the ground easier. Barefoot is for that westside sumo split stance. I have plenty of mobility too, I can asian sit just fine but that's not optimal force transfer.
And what's your squat.
just wear chucks
Look like bowling shoes aka turbogay
i think they're mostly for roiders who do irregularly high numbers
if you have good mobility built up and really want to get autistic on frontsquats oly shoes are good tbh
here are my lifting shoes
My lifting shoes
Do you want arbitrary lift improvement or get some gym thots on your dick?
I went from some Adidas Superstars to these. Holy fuck the difference is massive, even in shit like OHP. I'm far more stable and can even brace twice as hard. They aren't proper "lifting" shoes but they're rigid, stable and have a small heel.