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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Sumo Deadlifting footwear

    Do you fellow sumo pullers feel that shoes are of benefit to a sumo deadlifter ? I usually go with socks because I don't want the extra range of motion, but maybe I am missing out by not using shoes . Thoughts please ?

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    For me i love my converse for squatting and pulling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dank27 View Post
    For me i love my converse for squatting and pulling
    I agree. That's the only shoes I own. One pair for the gym, one pair for every day and one pair for dress (yes, black Chucks for dress shoes! Lol).
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    i always pull in socks and wear slippers on comp day , i just feel alot more solid that way

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    Quote Originally Posted by navid123 View Post
    Do you fellow sumo pullers feel that shoes are of benefit to a sumo deadlifter ? I usually go with socks because I don't want the extra range of motion, but maybe I am missing out by not using shoes . Thoughts please ?
    I've been pulling sumo for about 3 years now and have worn socks, slippers, Minimus shoes, slightly-elevated shoes, and Chucks. I liked training with socks, but have been to some meets that have had different surfaces for pulling, which made it feel a lot different from what I was used to in training. With the Chucks, the surface change wasn't that big of a deal. Now, I always pull in Chucks, and think all-around, they are an awesome shoe!
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    I'd wear Slippers if I didn't have my metal squat shoes. They are like slippers. Shame they aren't available any more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottYard View Post
    I'd wear Slippers if I didn't have my metal squat shoes. They are like slippers. Shame they aren't available any more.
    How much do the metal shoes add to your ROM, I have been thinking about getting some. I use slippers because I dont want that extra ROM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navid123 View Post
    How much do the metal shoes add to your ROM, I have been thinking about getting some. I use slippers because I dont want that extra ROM.
    The heels are like an 1/8 of an inch thick. I don't think they make them though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottYard View Post
    The heels are like an 1/8 of an inch thick. I don't think they make them though.
    I found a website that sells metal gear in Canada, and they carry the shoes. So do you believe they are worth the investment ?

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