Versatility is key when it comes to cross training, we blend functional movements from various sports, such as gymnastics, weightlifting (barbell/powerlifting/Olympic Weightlifting), running, rowing, rope-climbing and many more. So these would not be a wise choice
While comfortable, and decent for running, runners are an unfortunate choice of footwear for performing the squat, especially when a heavy weight. So cushioned soles and gels aren’t your friend when you start lifting and working out with us.
Runners are designed for running. They absorb the impact and force created from your foot hitting the hard ground while running. Very counter-productive to the execution of an optimal squat, which requires you to generate as much force into the ground as you can, to propel the bar upwards. Runnering shoes absorb this force, which results in a lack of power being generated, which, in turn, decreases strength.
The cushioned soles really decrease stability during heavy squats and increase your risk of injury throughout a set & it gets even worse when Oly Lifting. It’ll be harder to control your reps, your technique will be compromised, therefore increasing your risk of injury. Like we’ve been saying for years - “They are like squatting on mattresses.”
Our training becomes very dynamic, so consider a few things to ensure you can perform to the best of your abilities with less risk of injury. There’s a recent concise right up on the shoes of 2017 at the end.
They researched 35 top models and chose the best 8 to test side-by-side for three months and over 100 hours of training sessions.
Analysis and Test Results were evaluated on:
- Ability to perform in both weightlifting exercises and running.
* As always consider the price as well.
Here is the Link