Thread: Why OLYs?
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:27 PM   #5
Andrew N. Casey
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Re: Why OLYs?

jeff has given you great answer and info... i also repeat what he said that you can get perfectly good shoes for well under 100.

one suggestion i will make is that if you want to see if they will help you much with your balance and ankle flexibility, try doing some front squats and OHS with a small plate or other object under your heals to keep your heels elevated about a half inch to an inch. you will likely find you are more comfortable and stronger, especially in the bottom hole position. that is what the Oly shoes will do for you. for many people they also help take stress off the ankles, knees, hips, or back when doing these movments. and no, i wouldn't wear them for deads.
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