Speaking of which, does anyone here wear weight-lifter shoes?
£40 seems low? Or non naff ones seem to be more.
Suggestions on places to look? I've only really seen them on fleabay.
I have a pair. They came from amazon and are great. Style wise, I’m not sure I would wear them outside of the house. But they are super comfortable and do what they are supposed to. Do Win shoes are £56 on amazon now.
Admittedly £40 is the absolute bare minimum, but I’ve definitely seen places shifting own brand shoes at that price.
I’ve got a pair of Adipowers, should probably have got a pair of Romaleos to suit my wider feet. Was hard to get hold of a pair of anything back when I bought them tho. Much bigger selection available these days.
not sure why, but i like these... They make me LOL inside
Those shoes of mine are wide fitting.
I just bought a pair of Converse All Stars.
The footbed is flat and doesn't raise the heel. £30 from eBay.
I have Converse too but proper shoes are best for squats
Just started back in the gym at work to build some strength and push back against old age after a decade and a half off, currently benching with a bar 95kgs less than my pb :(
Trying to strengthen back is main objective. The seated row machine is currently broken, what’s a good alternative, gym has lots of free weights but quite limited on machines.
They don’t make a satisfying clap when you clean or snatch tho!
If you want to recreate something like a seated row with free weights, try SEAL rows. Stack a flat bench up so it’s a fair few inches higher than normal, lie prone on it and row dumbbells (or a barbell).
Cheers. Looks doable, don’t think the gym staff will be bothered about me stacking the bench up - they can be a bit overbearing at the
I doubt I'll ever buy another pair. The Adidas are fine and I bought them half a size up to account for extra width. Back then the Romaleos 1 were hard to get hold of with low production numbers and basically unknown (hard to imagine these days), and I think I got my Adidas before the Romaleos 2 came out in 2012 (eesh!).
I’ve read that the newer Adidas are not great but I have no personal contact with them to judge. New - 2017 2018 2019.
Yeah, and looking at how sought after Adipower 1s and Romaleos 1 and 2s are, it suggests its a common problem. Deffo regret not buying a pair of Nikes back then (I was considering it but was always too skint to justify a second pair of shoes).
Weightlifting shoes in general seem to have a weird secondhand market - earlier models were in very limited supply and there is now quite a big demand. The old Asics go for £250 on ebay!
There are pro leagues that do that, there's one in Finland.
Squat depth is atrocious though :/
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Slightly off topic but I am now getting ads for weightlifting shoes randomly. And I haven’t searched for any.
Illuminati confirmed!!!! :)
But you can be tracked by Facebook even if you aren't on it, but some friends are. All sorts of messed up.
Before Christmas not sure I'd ever chin again (4 weeks break...eek)
Scapular chinups (shoulderblades only), negatives and a break later, and just done two sets of 3 again. My partner is also regaining his chinups slowly after a 6 years weighlifting break.
Negatives really do work.
All rather odd I thought. I’m not on FB. Thanks for the warning! lol
Cookies from other sides/searches can also cause this to pop up.
I guess it is a step up from weight loss, diet and viagra ads :p
Lol. Oddly the only reference to Adidas shoes was here. I didn’t search or look at any.
I always stifle a small snigger when I see an average sized cunt with weightlifter shoes. Like, aren't there plenty of other areas to improve in your lifts before you get down to fine tuning your footwear?
It is a little bit comparable to buying a very expensive new road bike while carrying a good bit of lard.
Diet/exercise is slow and not instant gratification though, so if somebody needs shoes or a biek to keep going and put the work in, who am I to judge?
They give me extra confidence when squatting. As Tesco says ‘every little helps’.
That said, I’m an averaged sized cunt but not many people see my shoes in my garage.
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