i have some normal tennis shoes, and i also have my chucks. which ones would be best?
I thought some strongman competitors use rock climbing shoes and that might be an idea.
I can't imagine that Chucks would be great for pulling a semi, but depending the tennis shoe it might not be much better.
A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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Rock climbing shoes for the win. So much grip. I have found that tennis shoes/squash shoes etc just get the bottoms tarnished by heavy pulling and extensive friction.
Squat: 150kg (330lbs) Raw- 31.01.14
Deadlift: 180kg x 3 (396lbs) Raw - 14.12.13
Bench: 110kg (242lbs) Raw - 29.01.14
Barbell Military Press: 85kg (187lbs) Raw- 31.01.14
Barbell Push Press: 100kg (220lbs) Raw- 31.01.14
Rock climbing shoes are definitely the way to go.
With what you have available I would say that whichever one fits your foot the best and has the most tread would be the best option.