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  1. War Wizard is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emevas
    I actually haven't found Chucks cheaper than wrestling shoes. Most Chucks run for like $40 where I'm at. I also like how wrestling shoes have literally zero padding, while chucks have a little bit.
    Really? Man around here a basic pair of Chucks rarely exceeds $30. For me the padding difference was neglible as far as the feel of them went.

    Besides, Chucks look cooler. :tongue3:
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    Goddamn great squat / dead vid.

    http://thefitcast.com/?p=108
    via PN forums...
    I posted this in teh other thread, but it's very good for getting your form right. Dude explains it in very simple and easy to get terms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman
    Really? Man around here a basic pair of Chucks rarely exceeds $30. For me the padding difference was neglible as far as the feel of them went.

    Besides, Chucks look cooler. :tongue3:
    Every Emo kid I see is wearing a pair of chucks =P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emevas
    Every Emo kid I see is wearing a pair of chucks =P
    Must still be the "in" thing in San Diego. The trend passed away around here about a year ago and I happily brought my Chucks back out of retirement.
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    I'm actually in Portland at the moment, but yeah, I'm waiting for it to pass.
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    So you guys wear wrestling shoes (or shoes specific for lifting)? :icon_scra

    ****, I always wore cheapo $30 sneakers or a pair of very old timberland boots.
    Read this for flexibility and injury prevention, this, this and this for supplementation, this on grip conditioning, and this on staph. New: On strenght standards, relationships and structural balance. Shoulder problems? Read this.

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    The street argument is retarded. BJJ is so much overkill for the street that its ridiculous. Unless you're the idiot that picks a fight with the high school wrestling team, barring knife or gun play, the opponent shouldn't make it past double leg + ground and pound - Osiris
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    Not only are wrestling shoes good for deadlift, but they're outstanding for squats. Running shoes/shoes with padding absorb some of the weight on the lift, and as such, tend to retard your stretch reflex.

    Pavel talked about proper footwear in "Beyond Bodybuilding". After wearing wrestling shoes the first time, I've never looked back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emevas
    Not only are wrestling shoes good for deadlift, but they're outstanding for squats. Running shoes/shoes with padding absorb some of the weight on the lift, and as such, tend to retard your stretch reflex.
    There's also the issue of running shoes tilting your feet forward (less padding on the ball, more on the heel) which can really screw with the mechanics of the deadlift and the squat.
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    Hmmmm, I guess I'm gonna fork the moolah for a pair of wrestling shoes. I hope I can find a bargain. The price range is wide, from $30-something to $120+ :icon_conf
    Read this for flexibility and injury prevention, this, this and this for supplementation, this on grip conditioning, and this on staph. New: On strenght standards, relationships and structural balance. Shoulder problems? Read this.

    My crapuous vlog and my blog of training, stuff and crap. NEW: Me, Mrs. Macho and our newborn baby.

    New To Weight Training? Get the StrongLifts 5x5 program and Rippetoe's "Starting Strength, 2nd Ed". Wanna build muscle/gain weight? Check this article. My review on Tactical Nutrition here.

    t-nation - Dissecting the deadlift. Anatomy and Muscle Balancing Videos.

    The street argument is retarded. BJJ is so much overkill for the street that its ridiculous. Unless you're the idiot that picks a fight with the high school wrestling team, barring knife or gun play, the opponent shouldn't make it past double leg + ground and pound - Osiris
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    Get the cheapo ones. You aren't actually wrestling in them, so it doesn't matter if you **** them up.
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