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    Squat shoes

    I just picked a pair up, should I wear them when dead lifting to?

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    Try them out and see if you like it. I haven't when I tried them. They are nice to wear benching though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by joey54 View Post
    Try them out and see if you like it. I haven't when I tried them. They are nice to wear benching though.
    Cool thanks man

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    I've never worn them for deadlifting. It wouldn't hurt to try. Let us know how you like it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    I've never worn them for deadlifting. It wouldn't hurt to try. Let us know how you like it!
    Defiantly will

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    I wouldn't squat without them. I use them for hacks, leg press, and squats. I feel like I'm glued to the ground and I can achieve a much better up right position at the bottom of the squat.

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    I always squat and deadlift barefoot. Is there much difference between barefoot and a specialty shoe??

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    I got some Do-Wins a while back and love squatting with them. I like deadlifting with them but don't feel like it is the same advantage, I do just as well with some chucks.
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    Big ragu, there is a huge difference squatting barefoot and squatting with oly shoes.

    Nsculuke, the oly shoes would put the weight more forward since the heel is raised, you want to pull in a flat soled shoe.

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    Best shoes to pull in- driving shoes, no question. (As in racing shoes) Grippy as hell flat soled bottom, sturdy leather top, and nearly zero sole thickness.
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    Why not barefoot? or the above post if you need some grip or train in a fancy shmancy gym

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    personal preference, but I don't like deadlifting in mine.
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    Is there a good all around shoe? Something to squat, dead, and press in?

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    Right tool for the right job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    I've never worn them for deadlifting. It wouldn't hurt to try. Let us know how you like it!
    I used them today for deadlifts and it felt awkward like I was uneven, prolly going to use chucks for dL from now on, I used them yesterday for overhead press and they felt good, kept my feet glued down

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hartzell84 View Post
    I used them today for deadlifts and it felt awkward like I was uneven, prolly going to use chucks for dL from now on, I used them yesterday for overhead press and they felt good, kept my feet glued down
    It depends on how big your heel is with regards to pulling. Essentially if the extra distance you have to pull is overcome by the mechanical advantage of opening up the knee angle, then you may benefit from a slight heel.

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