Shobith K Menon

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Flat shoe or runner shoe while weight training ?

Exercise Science
Which shoe should you use while weight training ?🏋🏽‍♂

👟Trying to clear some confusions going with the type of shoe you should use while weight training !!🏋🏽‍♂️ 👟There is no harm in using runner or sport shoes while weight training.When you are doing isolation movements the drive you get from ground does not play a big role. 👟When it comes to compound movement leg drive or the force you produce from the ground matters a lot.These shoes allow you to push through the floor much easier, which will allow you to produce more force during a lift. When you work out, especially during leg exercises you have to be driving through the heels. It is very hard to drive force through the heel in running shoes. The sole does not support that. Lifting shoes or any flat sole shoes can help you to feel sturdier during heavy squats, deadlifts and any other free compound lift. 👟Avoid spending money on buying expensive shoes if you are just weight training. Any normal flat sole shoes would do . 👟I personally use flat sole canvas shoes because its cheap , can be rough used and serves the purpose when perform compound lifts. Thanks for reading!!

Mohit Verma

I normally use running shoes in gym as my daily workout session includes running for about 3-5 kms. On leg day I do all the exercises barefoot✌

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