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Get some proper shoes already!

E$ got the 90th double under with a second to spare!

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.

Coach G

By | 2017-04-25T14:38:43+00:00 March 20th, 2012|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville, Uncategorized|8 Comments


  1. crossfitktown March 20, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Front squatted 290 in my shoes today. Nuff said.


  2. Callie March 20, 2012 at 11:27 am

    I got my pair of Rogue Do-Wins a couple of years ago and they made all the difference in the world. O shoes are worth the investment if you are/want to be serious about lifting. period. Do some research, read some reviews and buy yourself an early birthday present. Here’s a handy comparison site:
    Also, my size 7’s are at the gym if any of the ladies want to try them out one day. They fit my size 9 foot nicely.

  3. Rise Up March 20, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    This has been my dilemma for the past year, “size 12 out of stock”.

  4. Ben March 20, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Best.Purchase.Ever….(well except for that engagement ring). I was fortunate enough to get a pair right before a CF Total and each of my scores jumped 20lbs. Stronger, yes, but not that much stronger. Plus I became way more confident in my cleans and snatches from that point on.

    Also, witnessing Coach G throw up 290 on the front squat yesterday was inspiring.

  5. L Shizzle March 20, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    I love my Reebok Oly shoes, especially since the toe box is a little more versatile making them easier to use during metcons as well as just lifting. Definitely a confidence builder having a stable platform to land on.

  6. Coach CBo March 20, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    My oly shoes saved my marriage and my life.

  7. Durp March 20, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Yes, I failed yesterday!!! I can’t believe that shoes can make this kind of difference-ordering now. Coach G, that’s obscene!!!!

  8. Braers March 21, 2012 at 1:58 am

    O-shoes: single best investment in Crossfit you can make. Fact.

    Grant – all those Shenkle complexes finally paying off eh?

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