More [probably stupid] lifting questions

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  1. Kytro

    Kytro I am become death, shatterer of worlds

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    1. Should I wear shoes when lifting ?

    2. How heavy before I should wear a belt (where to get a good one in Aust) ?

    3. Are gloves just a comfort thing ?
     
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    1. no, not special ones, but there are some designed for lifting
    2. wear a belt only for new maxes. and i wouldn't wear one below 225 squat/deadlift.
    3. gloves are a personal choice thing. some like callouses, others like feeling like lil bitches and get their nails manicured after they lift.
     
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    1. :ugh: but yes,

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    2. depends on the lift...PM peal for info on where to get one

    3. if by comfort, you mean 'pussy,' then yes
     
  4. dixie normus

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    1. Should I wear shoes when lifting ?
    Yes
    2. How heavy before I should wear a belt (where to get a good one in Aust) ?
    Wear a belt for your max only or near your max.
    3. Are gloves just a comfort thing ?
    Depends on your preference really.

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    1) This is just ridiculous. Of course you should wear shoes... You would have to be an idiot not to.

    2) Always wear a belt when doing lower back or standing leg exercises... regardless of weight. Better to be safe, then on the couch for a month fucked up because you didn't wear a belt.

    3) Depends. For me gloves help improve my grip on the weights and keep the callus' in control on your hands. I used to never use them, but now that I do, I cannot stand to lift without them.
     
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    i found that when i had gloves on I still got callus's but they didnt form properly, so I had pain whenever I did any heavy exercise.

    No gloves now and much happier
     
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    Yeah, I still get them as well even with gloves, but for me they are not nearly as bad as before.
     
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    DO NOT EVER GIVE ADVICE AGAIN, PLEASE KINDLY LEAVE THIS FORUM. Thanks!
     
  9. Kytro

    Kytro I am become death, shatterer of worlds

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    Okay..thanks

    I really never thought about shoe befores
     
  10. Simple

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    you do not want to drop a 45 pound plate on a bare toe. even on a shoed toe you're probably gon do some damage.
     
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    Yeah, i'll get right on that.
     
  12. Chalkitup

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    If you're lifting at home shoes aren't a big deal as long as you're safe. Its a matter of preference but chucks are the general consensus.

    You should be able to get yourself a belt at a good gym or gym store otherwise just go into rebel I suppose.
     
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  14. Simple

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    uh it's still a bad idea to lift without shoes in a commercial gym.
     
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    seriously, never tell anyone to wear a belt for all "standing exercises", that is just going to lead to them having a weaker back and even more prone to injury.
     
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    That makes sence:)
     
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    true, but they normally were some sort of slipper with a sole on the bottom so they dont slip and slide on all the baby powder on the platform.
     
  18. Hood Moses

    Hood Moses I part the Black Seas...

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    I deadlift in my socks. If I were to wears shoes when I pull, they'd be Chucks.
     
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    I deadlift in the nude :eek3:
     
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    broke little toe by doing this
     
  21. Kytro

    Kytro I am become death, shatterer of worlds

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    Well to clarify. I lift at home on wooden floors. I might get some shoes for comfort, though I have not noticed any discomfort in my feet. Only tightness in my back when deadlifting heavy (at least for me) weight.
     
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    I doubt your wooden floor at home has staph and athletes foot and all kinds of other shit all over it, i will always wear shoes everywhere in the gym.
     
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