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RU_

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RU_ Gave them a go with the squats...

It's a totally new ballgame with a heel, as opposed to flats. My knees were in pain for the first time ever, and I didn't really notice much improvement or difference.

I will give them an extended run, but might interchange with flat Pumas at some point.

I do like the stability on the floor though, so I will persevere
Yeah we are all built differently! This post by Stefi Cohen is a goodie:
They help me out tremendously, I almost can’t squat in flats. Really need to get that ankle mobility sorted out.
 

SHAKESPEARE

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Yeah we are all built differently! This post by Stefi Cohen is a goodie:
They help me out tremendously, I almost can’t squat in flats. Really need to get that ankle mobility sorted out.
I have no idea, but i am going to say i fail both ;)

Ill get someone to have a look and sort it out
 

Aeglos

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As a general rule:
Raised heel is better for working around issues at the hip, whereas a flat sole is better for working around issues at the knee.
As is my answer for all questions in my biomechanics and exercise classss
Hashtag-physics
 

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SHAKESPEARE

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Yeah we are all built differently! This post by Stefi Cohen is a goodie:
They help me out tremendously, I almost can’t squat in flats. Really need to get that ankle mobility sorted out.
swapped the soles to soft instead of hard and now i got no knee or back pain and it felt easier.

I will persist!
 

Mojo

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Unleashed weightlifting shoes
Inov8 squat shoes
Lifting straps

Haven't felt the need for a belt yet + at my commercial gym the dudes that wear them sort of make me shake my head.
 

Aeglos

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Unleashed weightlifting shoes
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Lifting straps

Haven't felt the need for a belt yet + at my commercial gym the dudes that wear them sort of make me shake my head.
I’ve been frequenting a commercial gym the past month (to use machines for my rehab) and there’s always one guy that wears a belt and has the thing done up for literally the whole 30-45 minutes we cross paths.
And this has included exercises like lat pulldowns etc where a belt is genuinely pointless.
He also has wrist wraps which spend the entire time done up as well which suggests they’re doing fu** all of nothing otherwise his hands would turn purple from the lack of blood to them lol.
 

Mojo

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I’ve been frequenting a commercial gym the past month (to use machines for my rehab) and there’s always one guy that wears a belt and has the thing done up for literally the whole 30-45 minutes we cross paths.
And this has included exercises like lat pulldowns etc where a belt is genuinely pointless.
He also has wrist wraps which spend the entire time done up as well which suggests they’re doing **** all of nothing otherwise his hands would turn purple from the lack of blood to them lol.
Haha it's a show-off/wanky behaviour, isn't it?!
 

showdownhero

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York Belt
York Dip Belt and Chain
SBD Knee Sleeves (probably the best bit of gear I've ever bought)
SBD Knee Wraps (haven't used them yet tbh)
SBD Wrist Wraps
Polar H7 Heart Rate Monitor
Polar Loop Activity Tracker
Polar F11 Watch
Taotronics TT-BH09 Bluetooth Headphones
 

saj_21

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I’ve been frequenting a commercial gym the past month (to use machines for my rehab) and there’s always one guy that wears a belt and has the thing done up for literally the whole 30-45 minutes we cross paths.
And this has included exercises like lat pulldowns etc where a belt is genuinely pointless.
He also has wrist wraps which spend the entire time done up as well which suggests they’re doing **** all of nothing otherwise his hands would turn purple from the lack of blood to them lol.
I’ve been frequenting a commercial gym the past month (to use machines for my rehab) and there’s always one guy that wears a belt and has the thing done up for literally the whole 30-45 minutes we cross paths.
And this has included exercises like lat pulldowns etc where a belt is genuinely pointless.
He also has wrist wraps which spend the entire time done up as well which suggests they’re doing **** all of nothing otherwise his hands would turn purple from the lack of blood to them lol.
Even better than that, blokes who wear a belt that’s not even on tight enough to hold up your pants. That’s a complete waste of time.
 

showdownhero

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York Belt
York Dip Belt and Chain
SBD Knee Sleeves (probably the best bit of gear I've ever bought)
SBD Knee Wraps (haven't used them yet tbh)
SBD Wrist Wraps
Polar H7 Heart Rate Monitor
Polar Loop Activity Tracker
Polar F11 Watch
Taotronics TT-BH09 Bluetooth Headphones
My Polar Loop activity tracker kicked the bucket a few months ago, about to go all in and purchase a Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar
 

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Mofra

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I'm hoping the hand sanitiser in gyms becomes a permanent feature, even years from now when this pandemic is behind us.
It really seems to help dry the hands out. I haven't had a single skin tear of my hands from deadlifting since the sanitiser stations have been put in and I haven't seen any chalk residue around the floor either.

I'm pretty minimalist at the gym - no mobile, no belt, no gloves, no straps. Occasionally a cheap stopwatch (if I remember) for some repeat sprints
 

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