Thursday, August 11, 2011
The video above describes pretty common occurrence when squatting heavy weights. The same applies to dead lifts, power cleans, snatches etc. Running sneakers simply do not provide a optimal base and can hinder linear progression on the core lifts not to mention alter movement patterns. This is why you see a lot of people in the gym with minimalist shoes or powerlifters who wear chuck taylors. You don't need to buy fancy shoes to get a more stable base. Doing your squats and deadlifts bare foot is an o.k. option to provided you make sure a round plate wont fall and crush your foot.