Running shoes Advantages In my opinion, there is no advantage at all to squatting in running shoes.They are designed to absorb shock and cushion the foot against impact. From a back squatting point of view, the last thing we need to be doing is compressing the shoe instead of driving up. Robbing us of that vital power at the bottom. It's also not in their design brief to handle the sideways pressure put on them in the squat. Disadvantages ALL OF THE ABOVE Flat soled shoes(Chuck … [Read more...] about What Squat Shoes should I wear?
How to and Why
My first post in this series of How to and Why articles and videos will be to answer the most emailed questions we get in detail.How to use Wrist Wraps and what Wrist Wrap should I be using?How you use the wrist wrap will depend on the result you are trying to achieve and of course the exercise you are performing.Wrist Injury If you have a wrist injury and you are trying to remove all movement from the wrist, the wrist wrap will be wrapped tight and high up the hand. This will remove just about … [Read more...] about How to use Wrist Wraps
Article 3- How to and Why section of Getstrength.com How to use Resistance Bands for assisted pull ups. Band length loop 41 inches 1 meter (2 meters full length) The pull up exercise is one of the best movements for gaining upper back strength and muscle development. There are several ways of preforming the exercise, i.e the first is with a pronated (overhand) grip and the second is with a supinated (underhand) grip. The old fashion way to preform the pull up would completely rely on … [Read more...] about How To Use Resistance Bands for Assisted Pull Ups
The most common questions we have in the Getstrength store with regards to weight training belts are "Do I need a Weightlifting Belt or Powerlifting Belt?" and "what is the difference?" ....... Let's start with by explaining the difference: As you see in the picture above, the main difference is the tongue, the tongue on the Powerlifting Belt is 100 mm and the belt is the same width over the entire belt. The Weightlifting Belt has a tongue width of 60 mm, and a back brace of 100 mm. The … [Read more...] about What do I need? Weightlifting Belt or Powerlifting Belt
What Deadlifting Shoes Should I Wear and Why? Flat sole (chucks) - molded sole flat shoes, solid heel weightlifting shoes or running shoes? Running shoes are just that running shoes, designed to cushion your feet against impact with soles that compress and spring back, all things a powerlifter doesn't want. This will rob the lifter of that vital power at the bottom of a squat or the start of a Deadlift. Flat sole canvas uppers rubber sole, Chuck Taylors and the … [Read more...] about What Deadlifting Shoes Should I Wear and Why?
Hi, What is the difference between the normal standard Wrist Wraps and the new GS Power Wraps you guys are now selling? How do I use the new GS Power Wrap? Thanks very much for the questions. The biggest difference is the material the GS wrist wraps/supports are made from. The normal GS standard Wrist Wraps are manufactured from elasticated webbing of various densities, whereas the GS Power Wraps are made from a light, non-stretch nylon fabric. The other point of difference is how the … [Read more...] about What is the difference between the normal standard Wrist Wraps and the new GS Power Wraps?
There are several types of lifting straps and hooks available to lifters these days in New Zealand Standard Single Loop Straps ( Long Strap), Figure 8, Lifting Hooks, Wrist Wrap and Strap I am going to explain how and why to use our most popular selling lifting Strap, the "Standard Single Loop Straps ( Long Strap)" The "why" is relatively simple yet can be argued for and against. The simple reason is with most athletes, your grip gives out before any other muscle groups, … [Read more...] about How to use Lifting Straps