benefit to DLing in chucks?

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  1. Skeletor

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    I know that cross trainers and other types of athletic shoes often have soles where the heel is higher off the ground than the toes, which I can understand having a negative effect on having a natural position for the deadlift...

    is there any other reason?



    I have a pair of eurotrash pumas that I just wear to work sometimes and the gym the rest of the time... the soles are pretty even and the heel isn't really raised.
     
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    they are flat and solid....

    I've pulled in wrestling shoes, slippers, barefoot and in chucks...my biggest pull was wearing chucks...:dunno:
     
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    less chance for rolling your ankle :dunno:

    chucks feel solid
     
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    I think ankle rolling would depend on stance no? :dunno:
     
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    They're flat soled
     
  6. Skeletor

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    rolling ankle eh?



    the bottom of my shoes have really narrorow heels :noes: hope i don't get f'ed up


    then again I don't find it troublesome to stay balanced whether i'm running in them or lifting.
     
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    no cushion.. more resistance against the ground rather than your force being absorbed.
     
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    i can't believe they initially made those for basketball :rofl:
     
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    I will only squat and deadlift in my chucks. Everything else feels unbalanced. Tried pulling in Shox once and it was like pulling from a deficit.
     
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    Is there good anckle support? I roll my anckles someones just walking down the street with I hit a uneven part of ground (like every other month). I dont wanta walk out the weight and roll my shit . . .
     
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    i started off deadlifting/squatting in adidas classics. once i heard about few great PLers using converse chuck taylors, i had to give them a try and glad i bought a pair.
     
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