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Old 08-18-2008, 04:33 AM   #1
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What are the specific characteristics you look for in your equipment?

Specifically Squat Racks, GHD's, Benches, Bars, Bumper Plates, Weightlifting Shoes, and Running/Training Shoes?
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Old 08-18-2008, 08:55 AM   #2
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Re: What are the specific characteristics you look for in your equipment?

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Specifically Squat Racks, GHD's, Benches, Bars, Bumper Plates, Weightlifting Shoes, and Running/Training Shoes?
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I want my running shoes for the road or track to be super light with a flat to negative heel.
http://www.bournesports.com/assets/g...y-kilkenny.jpg
That is the best shoe I have ever run in, it is FAST.

WFS Link to the trail shoe that I want. I think Le Sportiva got it right with that one, but I have yet to use it.
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:37 AM   #3
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Re: What are the specific characteristics you look for in your equipment?

Do a search for each of these items in the "Equipment" forum.

Tons of good information.
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Old 08-18-2008, 10:05 AM   #4
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Re: What are the specific characteristics you look for in your equipment?

Aaron,

what kind of shoe is that? Does it have good sport for mild pronation? WHere can I get it? Will it hold up to car pulls?

To the OP, as far as bars go, I like them with mild knurling. I'm tired of the Texas Chiansaw Masacare knurling that makes my hands bleed. York have very aggresive knurling for an olympic bar but pale incomparison to the db and bars at my local gym.

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Old 08-18-2008, 11:18 AM   #5
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Re: What are the specific characteristics you look for in your equipment?

Jamie, that is a Saucony Kilkenny XC2 or something like that. It is featherweight, less than 6 ounces, and designed for Cross Country runners. You will see a lot of high-school and college runners wear them in 5-10k road races, though. It is minimalistic and I don't think it does much in the way of support. It is ball-strike only shoe. It goes for about $50 and I wouldn't bet on it to hold up to car pushing. You can get it at any local specialty running store. I would suggest trying them on because the fit is meant to be pretty exacting. If they do not fit then Nike, Brooks, and most other running shoe companies will have a variation that you should try on.

This is the shoe I would push cars in.
http://www.valsurf.com/images/PAAAAACCJBIODGDG.jpg

I use the slip-on, but you might prefer the security of the lacing.
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Old 08-18-2008, 11:41 AM   #6
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Re: What are the specific characteristics you look for in your equipment?

I like brooks, I've been wearing them since I used to work for a podiartrist. I'm looking for something with a more neutral to slightly negative heel. Saucony makes some single sole track shoes I kind of like or I was going to go with converse all stars for pulling.
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Re: What are the specific characteristics you look for in your equipment?

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Specifically Squat Racks, GHD's, Benches, Bars, Bumper Plates
I like burly, overbuilt, bulletproof equipment and am willing to pay a premium. If you have a look at the Sorinex line of equipment that should tell you what I mean by "burly" and "bulletproof".

As far as weightlifting shoes go, an sturdy shoe like the Adidas works for me. Running shoes? I only run on a synth track so it really does not matter. And if you want a non-slip shoe for pushing vehicles, 5.10 shoes are the way to go.

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