Warm-up: 2 Rounds – 10 Mobility Lunges, 10 Serratus Push-ups, 10 V-ups, Hip Opener, and Samson Stretch
Front Squat: 1RM
MetCon – For Time:
Push Press (95/65lbs)
Power Clean (95/65lbs)
Knees to Elbows
O-lifting shoes should come before the Inov-8s. Do you want to improve your weightlifting? You need a great bottom position. Mobility is a much needed and often neglected part of that bottom position, but so are the correct shoes.
A firm sole and elevated heel goes a long way in keeping your torso more upright in your squats. We front squatted today trying to find a new 1RM. Several of us failed because we could not keep our chest up in the bottom and coming out of the bottom of the squat. Proper shoes will not only help your bottom position in squats, but they will give you confidence dropping quickly in to the hole.
A strong clean and snatch require bags of confidence in the hole with weight supported on the shoulders and overhead, respectively. Give yourself a boost of that confidence with proper footwear. There are many people at the gym with different brands and sizes of O-lifting shoes. Ask them their opinions, and they might even let you try them on.
Here are some websites with different shoes. This list is not exhaustive, and there are always some sales going on somewhere.
Post to comments your experience with your weightlifting shoes or any other information you feel is pertinent.