Big Thanks to F&N v. No Shoes

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  1. erok81

    erok81 All your canyons are belong to me!!

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    So after all of these shoe threads and people lifting in socks in the logs, I decided to give a go last night. I know people here are big advocates of chucks etc, but my shoes seemed pretty flat so I figured they'd be adequate.

    My gym shoes are usually my retired regular shoes ranging from Puma (car racing type with skinny as hell soles) to Diesel (currently using, very soft). For the past year or so I've had a problem with my knee moving in and out on lifts. I tried lowering the weight, bar only focusing on form, etc; hoping to improve my form to keep my knees from moving since it was affecting how much weight I could lift.

    Last night on my deads I decided to give it a try. Warmed up with 135, little knee shake. Moved to 225, knee went in a couple inches every rep. Took off my shoes for my work sets; 295, 315, 325. Felt like I was glued to the floor, no knee movement at all, and the 325 felt like cake.

    I can't wait to try legs on Friday without shoes. I think I'll see a huge difference there as well.

    Cliffs; tried deads in socks last night. HUGE difference/improvement. :wiggle:
     
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    i think i'll give this a go
     
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    You're welcome
     
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    maybe I'll try it but my form feels fine on deads normally.
     
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    its a big difference
     
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    this is interesting.... you guys just go to the gym in sandals and workout in socks???

    i have flat feet should I still do this? an asap reply would be cool cause i have back day (deads) today thanks
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    How far apart are your legs when you deadlift?
     
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    he turned them off
     
  11. erok81

    erok81 All your canyons are belong to me!!

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    I just wore my regular shoes and socks. When is was deadlift time I took them off and set them out of the way until I was done.

    Maybe a couple inches past shoulder width. My squat stance is about the same, think that is part of the problem?
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    For deadlifts I would bring your feet closer together. But if your knees are caving on squats your form probably needs improvement.
     
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    shoulder width or a smidge closer
     
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    damn i wanna try this but my school gym has a no open toe shoe policy damn
     
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    Wear shoes to the gym. when you get to the squat rack, take them off.
    when your done, put the shoes back on.
    I don't think you'll have trouble, unless your school is full of pricks. If you get yelled at, throw a plate at them.
     
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    they should be closer, maybe 7-9" apart at the heels
     
  17. jmezz

    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    New FN bandwagon.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    At least it's a good bandwagon and not a stupid one.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    mine are even closer
     
  20. jmezz

    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    Hockey was a good bandwagon bro? :dunno:

    And I keep my feet pretty close together too. Prob 4-5"
     
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    my dead went up a good bit and my knees stopped hurting when I did this.
     
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    I love squatting barefoot. Wrestling shoes are a close second but nothing beats lifting barefoot.
     
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    I'm going to have to try the barefoot and close knees thing.
     
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    well your arms should be shoulder width

    so bring the feet closer
     
  25. gsxtasyd

    gsxtasyd Lift Big........Eat Big........Sleep Big........GE

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    toes out, heels closer together?
     
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