16 Jul Are you wearing the right shoes for your workout?
Are you wearing the right shoes for your workout?
Shoes play a huge role in performance, comfort and preventing injuries.
They are different in weight, flexibility, cushioning and heel-to-toe-drop.
Running shoes are super light, and flexible mid sole. They have extra cushioning to protect the body from repetitive injuries. There also isn’t much lateral support.
Training, or cross-training shoes are designed to handle a variety of activities. This means that they have a lot more stability in them. In general, they are heavier, less flexible in the mid-sole and a lower heel-to-toe-drop.
For straight weigh training I recommend a light flat shoe allowing you to push through the floor with more force. It is very hard to drive force through the heel in running shoes, flat shoes will help you during heavy squats, deadlifts and any other free compound lift activating more muscle fibers and force from the bottom up.
Keep it Fierce! xo Coach Jen