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Re: Fall/Winter 2012 Fitness

Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:20 AM

Hey, did you see how I just wasn't mean?

I could've been soooo mean right there, but I didn't.
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Re: Fall/Winter 2012 Fitness

Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:32 AM

ffs. It's like talking to my kids. "Did you see it, Mommy?! Did you? Did you? Did you see what I did?"
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Re: Fall/Winter 2012 Fitness

Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:46 AM

I know. Terrible, isn't it?
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Re: Fall/Winter 2012 Fitness

Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:51 AM

View PostBenignDesign, on 30 January 2013 - 11:32 AM, said:

ffs. It's like talking to my kids. "Did you see it, Mommy?! Did you? Did you? Did you see what I did?"

maybe you should finally start paying attention.
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Re: Fall/Winter 2012 Fitness

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:00 PM

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Re: Fall/Winter 2012 Fitness

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:40 PM

Picked up a pair of these bad boys:

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First beasting with them tomorrow morning. It's going to rock.
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Re: Fall/Winter 2012 Fitness

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:54 PM

Heh.. speaking of shoes - I finally came across a pair of Adipure Trainer 1.1 that are in giant size! These are book marked for spring! Now I can be one of the cool kids with the cool shoes.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:36 AM

Holy crap these shoes are great!

Pushed my squat up to 205.

Stability, no slip bottoms, keeps you on the heel, just excellent shoes.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:49 AM

What kind of shoes are they?
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Re: Fall/Winter 2012 Fitness

Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:10 PM

View Posth4nnib4l, on 31 January 2013 - 03:49 PM, said:

What kind of shoes are they?


I'm also wondering. I've been considering a pair of Vibrams, but wouldn't mind a cheaper alternative. Been using a pair of Under Armour running shoes as my all around gym shoes for years, but wouldn't mind getting something more minimalistic for Squats/Deadlifts/Overhead Press.
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Re: Fall/Winter 2012 Fitness

Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:47 PM

They're "weightlifting shoes". Essentially: the heel doesn't compress and is slightly raised to aid in squats/deadlift.

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Shoes are the only piece of personal equipment that you really need to own. It only takes one set of five in a pair of squat shoes to demonstrate convincingely to anybody who has done more than one squat workout. A good pair of squat shoes adds enough to the efficiency of the movement that the cost is easily justified. For anywhere from $50 to $200 for the newest Adidas weightlifting shoes, a pair of proper shoes makes a big difference in the way a squat feels. Powerlifting squat shoes have relatively flat soles, and Olympic weightlifing shoes have a little lift in the heal that makes it easier to get the knees forward just in front of the toes. Your choice will depend on your squatting style and your flexibility. Most squat shoes have metatarsal straps to increase lateral stability and suck the foot back into the shoe to reduce intra-shoe movement.

But the main feature of a squat shoe is heel compressibility. The drive out of the bottom starts at the floor, where the feet start the kinetic chain. If the contact between the feet and the floor is the squishy gel or air cell of a running shoe, a percentage of the force of the drive will be absorbed by the compression of the cell. This compression is fine for running, but when squatting it reduces power transmisison efficiency and prevents foot stability. Unstable footing interferes with the reproducibility of the movement pattern, rendering virtually every squat a whole new experience and preventing the development of good technique. Squatting in running shoes is like squatting on a bed. Many people get away with it for years, but serious lifters invest in squat shoes. They aren't that expensive, especially compared to brand new name brand athletic shoes, and they make a huge difference in the way a squat feels.


Here's a pretty good thread on it.
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Re: Fall/Winter 2012 Fitness

Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:18 AM

I'll have to look into those. I've nearly been convinced to go get fit for real running shoes, which will most likely run me anywhere from $120-$200, but they make all the difference in the world. My wife was having hip problems after she'd starting running again, and it got to the point where she couldn't get up from a chair and walk across the house without stopping to stretch and then limping. Within a week of having the new running shoes, her limp was gone, and the pain is almost completely gone too. There's definitely value to ponying up for good gear, but I don't want to end up with more pairs of athletic shoes than work and casual shoes!
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Re: Fall/Winter 2012 Fitness

Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:30 AM

First day back on the bike since December. Felt good, but I'm a little worried about the state of my chain, and the derailleur is acting a little more independently than I'd like. Might be time for an overhaul.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:54 AM

Pimp that bike!

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Re: Fall/Winter 2012 Fitness

Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:57 AM

View Posth4nnib4l, on 01 February 2013 - 09:18 AM, said:

I'll have to look into those. I've nearly been convinced to go get fit for real running shoes, which will most likely run me anywhere from $120-$200, but they make all the difference in the world. My wife was having hip problems after she'd starting running again, and it got to the point where she couldn't get up from a chair and walk across the house without stopping to stretch and then limping. Within a week of having the new running shoes, her limp was gone, and the pain is almost completely gone too. There's definitely value to ponying up for good gear, but I don't want to end up with more pairs of athletic shoes than work and casual shoes!

I'm mostly repeating what you said, but the importance of keeping your running shoes in state cannot be overstated for most runners. When I start feeling stress injuries the first culprit I turn to is my shoes.
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