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Travis Loest
11-22-2006, 11:22 PM
Duh.....could someones tell me good/bad points? Thanks. The front squat photo is down at the bottom.

Andy Shirley
11-23-2006, 12:04 AM
Hmmm. Bottom of what?

Travis Loest
11-23-2006, 02:30 AM
OK, so it really was a "Duh". And I told myself not to forget the link.


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Lincoln Brigham
11-23-2006, 09:47 AM
Looks good, nothing worth complaining about there. Done in no-heel Adidas Sambas, no less.

Travis Loest
11-23-2006, 09:51 AM
Lincoln, I've been looking into weightlifting shoes and noticed that there is a heel on it, but everyone says if you're not going to use lifting shoes to use something like the sambas or chuck taylors, these don't have any heel. what gives do i want heel or no, or is it that the weightlifting shoes have a heel that has no give in it?

Andy Shirley
11-23-2006, 03:40 PM
The heel improves the angle, making heavy lifts easier, ie decreasing the flexibility needed for A2A. Or at least improving the leverages at A2A.

Charles Steven Ossenheimer
11-24-2006, 11:05 PM
i do mine bare foot.. just as efficient as not having a heel in the shoe....

Travis Loest
11-25-2006, 03:45 AM
Charles, I've heard alot of people talk about lifting barefoot. What happens when you're doing max loads, does your arch flatten out? I'd be a little concerned about that in my line of work I need my feet.

Charles Steven Ossenheimer
11-25-2006, 06:02 PM
My arches have never flattened out, and i actually have high arches. I've been doing it for about a year and a half...never had any feet or ankle problems.