Archive

Archive for the ‘Fitness & Cross-Training’ Category

adidas Men’s Powerlift Trainer Cross Training Shoe,Light Onix/Metallic Silver/Black,9 D US

March 15th, 2013 Comments off

Title : adidas Men’s Powerlift Trainer Cross Training Shoe,Light Onix/Metallic Silver/Black,9 D US
ASIN : B004JXVSKA

Gear by adidas

Good for crossfit and such, but not for olympic lifting.
These shoes are comfortable, stylish, and pretty functional. I would recommend them for anybody looking to expand their powerlifting. However, they aren’t quite suited for olympic weightlifting for two main reasons. First, the heel height could and should be a little higher (most oly lifters use 3/4-inch). This helps with keeping the knees low and avoiding “sitting” too low in the bottom of the squat. Second, while the heels are fine for starting and amateur lifting, if you intend to compete at any level you should go with the wooden heel wedge. As a high-school weightlifter (250-260 lb. C&J), I’m already having problems with slight flexion . Not much, but enough to make a difference. Also, if you feel the back of the heel after just a little heavy use, there is an unmistakable crease in the material. Overall, a very good shoe, but if you really want to get into olympic lifts, go with something a little sturdier like the adistar or pendlay do-wins.

The Flat Belly Blog is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.