Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by jonno, Sep 3, 2008.
i need to buy some for my class at school. any recommendations?
fatdude wears adistars iirc
i have been using vs athletics. they are not bad really stable the only thing i dont like about them is the huge heel.
word. IIRC he has these
wat class yer?
i'm a phys ed major and i'm taking a class where we learn the olympic lifts. instead of buying a book he's having us buy shoes
That's the point of them.
yeah but the old VS heals are overly huge
At least the old all-white ones are.
A lot of people at my gym use these
VS Athletics is having a sale on oly shoes that were produced with the wrong color scheme - $50
i am anti-oly shoes anyway
why is that?
Because of the importance of ankle mobility.
i thought OLY shoes were mostly low-top?
I just got a pair of VS Athletics, $55 bucks shipped. And the newer ones, the hee high isnt as much as it was before.
Ceaze, what kind of excerises would you reccomend to increase ankle mobility?
They are but, the heels are around an inch higher than the toes. Which puts your foot and ankle in a locked position.
Get some Dowins, let me grab the linky
I prefer to go barefoot...better ground feel, and like you said, ankle mobility is huge...most places won't allow it though
Higher heel = less dorsiflexion
from Joe P.
The slant board will be placed about 18" from a wall or fence, in three different positions: frontal plane neutral, " " everted, " " inverted; at 20 degree angles. The athlete does this by turning the board sideways, then placing a few rolls of tape or weight plates on the wall side to get the sagittal plane angle. The athlete will stand on the board with his foot/knee/hip in 0 rotation. The contralateral LE will be flexed to maximum, hands as high as you can reach on the wall, hip pushed toward the wall as ROM permits. From there, the TP element is added in by horizontally abducting/adducting the thigh as ROM permits. 1 set of 20 reps, each foot, in each position. Or as long as it takes you to tape a set of ankles!
Not only is this a terrific three dimensional mobilization for the ankle, but also for the hip! They are functionally & anatomically linked together by the way
that's awesome. If i had a reason I'd totally get a pair. I full squat and front squat fine in my old school adidas though (flat sole)... the sole is a little soft but it hasn't seemed to create any problems for me. Squatting or deadlifting in chucks fucks my knees up though for whatever reason.
Look at the ones released by rogue fitness. They have a smaller heel than the normal do-wins.
Although I agree with ceaze, you should focus more on ankle mobility. I attribute oly shoes in part for my patella tendonosis.
i would go with the $45 VS. shoe. im pretty sure VS shoes are just rebranded do-wins.
you think the $45 VS is the equivalent of last years standard do-win? or could it be the rogue, really doubtful