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  • 17-12-2012 7:53pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,783 ✭✭✭


    So lately in my local gym I've been seeing quiet a few people doing dead lifts and squats in there socks/bare feet. I just want to know why? Is there a benefit or whats the idea behind it?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,664 ✭✭✭Doyler92


    So lately in my local gym I've been seeing quiet a few people doing dead lifts and squats in there socks/bare feet. I just want to know why? Is there a benefit or whats the idea behind it?

    I may be wrong but you know 100% that your feet stay flat on the ground while doing them.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,981 ✭✭✭✭Hanley


    The foam cushioning in sports shoes really ain't the best for providing a stable base to pick heavy **** up from.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,783 ✭✭✭RidleyRider


    Odd, I've always thought my Puma's were pretty much dead flat. I'll give it a lash when leg day comes around again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,368 ✭✭✭cc87


    Odd, I've always thought my Puma's were pretty much dead flat. I'll give it a lash when leg day comes around again.

    They might be flat but it depends on how soft the soles are. Are they nice and hard and dont really compress much so you have a nice stable base like Hanley mentioned or do they get compressed a lot and create movement in your feet, ankles and up along.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,783 ✭✭✭RidleyRider


    I'll show you my shoes that I generally train in;

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT9w49qLxJ6lCR5skPxCTLTA6XP_-q1hN_dlBgtB7DA2x3TjPQrSA

    Sole pretty much molds around your foot?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,693 ✭✭✭Deano7788


    I'll show you my shoes that I generally train in;

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT9w49qLxJ6lCR5skPxCTLTA6XP_-q1hN_dlBgtB7DA2x3TjPQrSA

    Sole pretty much molds around your foot?

    I used to train in something like them and found them fine. Another option to consider is the fake converse you can get in Dunnes or Pennys. They're what I use now and I find them perfect.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,783 ✭✭✭RidleyRider


    Deano7788 wrote: »
    I used to train in something like them and found them fine. Another option to consider is the fake converse you can get in Dunnes or Pennys. They're what I use now and I find them perfect.

    For some reason or another I was considering those too!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,693 ✭✭✭Deano7788


    For some reason or another I was considering those too!

    I honestly couldn't recommend them more. They're only a few euro, they last for ages and they were exactly what I wanted for the lifts.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,704 ✭✭✭squod


    So lately in my local gym I've been seeing quiet a few people doing dead lifts and squats in there socks/bare feet. I just want to know why? Is there a benefit or whats the idea behind it?

    Less travel and more stability for deads. More stability for squats too IMO. Plus
    trainers really aren't suitable for squats. Weightlifting shoes, work boots or socks FTW.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,783 ✭✭✭RidleyRider


    squod wrote: »
    Less travel and more stability for deads. More stability for squats too IMO. Plus
    trainers really aren't suitable for squats. Weightlifting shoes, work boots or socks FTW.

    So I'm presuming more stability, more stability equals better form and eventually better gains?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20,919 ✭✭✭✭Gummy Panda



    So I'm presuming more stability, more stability equals better form and eventually better gains?

    Less chance of injury.

    I had a runner blow out while doing a 160 kilo squat. For a second I lose stability and panicked.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,783 ✭✭✭RidleyRider


    Less chance of injury.

    I had a runner blow out while doing a 160 kilo squat. For a second I lose stability and panicked.

    What happened the runner?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20,919 ✭✭✭✭Gummy Panda



    What happened the runner?

    Sole on right foot compressed and glue came away so it was like my foot slipped in the runner. After that I bought a pair of Addidas Power Perfects


  • Registered Users Posts: 39,309 ✭✭✭✭Mellor


    I'll show you my shoes that I generally train in;

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT9w49qLxJ6lCR5skPxCTLTA6XP_-q1hN_dlBgtB7DA2x3TjPQrSA

    Sole pretty much molds around your foot?

    I wear pumas a lot generally. Those kind are decent for training, better than running shoes, trainers. The sole is thin and dense.
    I squat in lifting shoes now.
    Deadlift in socks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,783 ✭✭✭RidleyRider


    Any link to a decent pair of lifting shoes?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,704 ✭✭✭squod


    Any link to a decent pair of lifting shoes?

    Thread next door in the strength forum

    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2056829597


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,390 ✭✭✭Stench Blossoms


    Converse are flat aren't they? I've seen a few people lifting wearing them.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,981 ✭✭✭✭Hanley


    Converse are flat aren't they? I've seen a few people lifting wearing them.

    Converse are alright yeah!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,390 ✭✭✭Stench Blossoms


    I don't think I could do it. I refuse to wear any clothes I wear to the gym outside of the gym and I just love my converse too much.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,603 ✭✭✭Scuba Ste


    I don't think I could do it. I refuse to wear any clothes I wear to the gym outside of the gym and I just love my converse too much.

    You can get cheapo variations from Dunnes or Penneys or lifting shoes.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,783 ✭✭✭RidleyRider


    squod wrote: »

    Cheers Squod.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,261 Mod ✭✭✭✭Brian?


    I don't think I could do it. I refuse to wear any clothes I wear to the gym outside of the gym and I just love my converse too much.

    I had a pair of "converse" I bought on eBay for €9 I used solely for squatting. I prefer that to bare foot.

    Deadlift in socks.

    they/them/theirs


    And so on, and so on …. - Slavoj Žižek




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,882 ✭✭✭WHIP IT!


    In theory, should you be able to DL or squat slightly more in socks/barefoot than you would in a regular pair of 'runners'?


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,981 ✭✭✭✭Hanley


    WHIP IT! wrote: »
    In theory, should you be able to DL or squat slightly more in socks/barefoot than you would in a regular pair of 'runners'?

    In theory, yup.

    BUT if ankle mobility is a serious issue, the raised heels on normal trainers may make the squats easier.


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