It was a deadlift kind of day.
My legs were still sore from Monday so before starting this workout I took my time today to do a nice, looooooong warm up. Also between sets I streched and streched, that always seem to help.
A lot of people wear the wrong shoes while performing a deadlift (or squat). Say what?! Does it matter what shoes you wear..?? Eeerr yes it does. The shoe is just as important as the rest of the equipment used! Why’s that you ask? Well for starters when wearing shoes with thicker soles near the heel (air or gel filling) and thinner soles near the toes the feet don’t have much stability. With each deadlift the soles behave differently making it unpredictable on where the bar goes. The flatter the soles the better the heels senses the pressure of the weight thus the legs contract harder, improving the technique.
And to take it a little further, when it comes to deadlifting barefoot is the way to go.. the closer the feet to the floor the more weight you can deadlift, you have better control of the bar and also better form because on each rep the bar moves the same way. Which decreases the risk of any injuries.
Today I was wearing the wrong shoes! So I took them off and did my workout with my socks on.. it would have been better to train barefoot but.. hygiene.. so I decided to keep my socks on.
It was, again, an awesome workout. Let me know what you think in the comments below!
Breakdown Get Strong AF #9:
- Deadlifts 5×4-6
- Dumbbell Walking Lunges 6 each side
- Bodyweight Bulgarian Split Squat 6 each
- Straight Legged Deadlift (kettlebell) 4×8-10 (slow and controlled)
- Leg Press 4×8-10
Do it right, get it right! *fist bump*