Exercise! - Do You Wear Shoes When Strength Training?




Veronica133
02-20-2013, 11:07 AM
When doing a strength training exercise video (floor exercise, weights, using body as resistance), do you usually wear shoes?

Why or why not?


CherryPie99
02-20-2013, 11:11 AM
I don't because I prefer to be barefoot at all times :)

krampus
02-21-2013, 03:21 PM
Yep! Barefoot for at-home bodyweight exercises. Regular running sneakers at the gym.

If you do HEAVY deadlifts and squats you should go barefoot or wear flat soled shoes like Converse Chuck Taylors for safety purposes. The compression soles in running shoes can be a danger!


Veronica133
02-21-2013, 07:07 PM
If you do HEAVY deadlifts and squats you should go barefoot or wear flat soled shoes like Converse Chuck Taylors for safety purposes. The compression soles in running shoes can be a danger!

Really?

Would you mind explaining how it's a danger?

krampus
02-22-2013, 01:23 PM
This post explains it pretty well. (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=120393431&p=410774371&viewfull=1#post410774371)

Veronica133
02-22-2013, 06:56 PM
Do you ever worry about dropping a weight on your bare foot?

Seems like it would be painful