Bodybuilding.com Information Motivation Supplementation
in:

    The World’s #1 Bodybuilding And Fitness Forum - Save Up To 50% Off Retail Prices In Our Bodybuilding.com Store!

Reply
Results 1 to 25 of 25
  1. #1
    Powered by gas :D DocHoss's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2011
    Location: California, United States
    Age: 50
    Stats: 5'9", 155 lbs
    Posts: 2,532
    Rep Power: 9710
    DocHoss has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DocHoss has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DocHoss has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DocHoss has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DocHoss has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DocHoss has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DocHoss has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DocHoss has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DocHoss has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DocHoss has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DocHoss has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit DocHoss's BodySpace
    DocHoss is offline

    Failed! And proud of it. Plus ..... squats in socks

    I have had fear of failure while squatting. I just could not force myself to go low enough when the weight was heavy enough to give me trouble for fear that I would not make it back up. That's so stupid - I mean, what are the ****ing safety bars for, right?? Just before my last trip to Germany I managed to break through my fear of squat failure. I went heavy, I went low, and on the 5th rep I just could not get up, so I had to dump the weight. Well, not exactly dump, I gracefully set it down on the bar. Stripped it down to 135, got deep down under, and squatted the mother back up.

    Don't get me wrong - I'd rather have been able to succeed, but I am no longer afraid. I'm going deep without fear and I think it has really helped me. It hurts so good....


    Next up - socks! Last week I saw a kid (ok, he's probably about 20, but at our age, that's a kid) squatting with just his socks on, and then read BodyHard's post on guys squatting heavy-@ss weights barefoot and in socks. So I gave it a go near the end of my light squat day on Friday (took me a while to remember about it). And the difference was remarkable - at least 2 more reps and feeling more stable. I can't wait to see what happens tomorrow on my "heavy" (for me) squat day. Thanks BodyHard!

    I feel like I'm getting my mojo back ("What the Hell are you talking about?" - Donald Rumsfeld)
    Peace: Lift Long and Prosper!


    Alamagan Dågan - and proud of it!

    Lean, mean, geek machine
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Banned SlabsofMuscle's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2012
    Posts: 21
    Rep Power: 0
    SlabsofMuscle is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) SlabsofMuscle is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) SlabsofMuscle is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) SlabsofMuscle is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) SlabsofMuscle is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) SlabsofMuscle is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) SlabsofMuscle is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) SlabsofMuscle is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) SlabsofMuscle is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) SlabsofMuscle is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) SlabsofMuscle is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank)
    SlabsofMuscle is offline
    Bares feet my bro. Sockz make you slippery and snap your neck if you know what Im sayin!!!!!!!!
    Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    Kettlebear Marius_Ursus's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2008
    Stats: 5'9", 207 lbs
    Posts: 20,623
    Rep Power: 31468
    Marius_Ursus has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Marius_Ursus has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Marius_Ursus has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Marius_Ursus has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Marius_Ursus has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Marius_Ursus has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Marius_Ursus has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Marius_Ursus has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Marius_Ursus has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Marius_Ursus has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Marius_Ursus has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit Marius_Ursus's BodySpace
    Marius_Ursus is offline
    Originally Posted by DocHoss View Post
    I have had fear of failure while squatting. I just could not force myself to go low enough when the weight was heavy enough to give me trouble for fear that I would not make it back up. That's so stupid - I mean, what are the ****ing safety bars for, right?? Just before my last trip to Germany I managed to break through my fear of squat failure. I went heavy, I went low, and on the 5th rep I just could not get up, so I had to dump the weight. Well, not exactly dump, I gracefully set it down on the bar. Stripped it down to 135, got deep down under, and squatted the mother back up.

    Don't get me wrong - I'd rather have been able to succeed, but I am no longer afraid. I'm going deep without fear and I think it has really helped me. It hurts so good....


    Next up - socks! Last week I saw a kid (ok, he's probably about 20, but at our age, that's a kid) squatting with just his socks on, and then read BodyHard's post on guys squatting heavy-@ss weights barefoot and in socks. So I gave it a go near the end of my light squat day on Friday (took me a while to remember about it). And the difference was remarkable - at least 2 more reps and feeling more stable. I can't wait to see what happens tomorrow on my "heavy" (for me) squat day. Thanks BodyHard!

    I feel like I'm getting my mojo back ("What the Hell are you talking about?" - Donald Rumsfeld)
    I've been lifting barefoot since my bunion started acting up a few months ago. I don't know if I'll ever go back to wearing shoes.

    Repped
    Vikings
    Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    Registered User BLaaR's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2010
    Location: South Africa
    Age: 39
    Stats: 6'1", 242 lbs
    Posts: 574
    Rep Power: 438
    BLaaR has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) BLaaR has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) BLaaR has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) BLaaR has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) BLaaR has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) BLaaR has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) BLaaR has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) BLaaR has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) BLaaR has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) BLaaR has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) BLaaR has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit BLaaR's BodySpace
    BLaaR is offline
    Nicely done Doc. Getting confidence up is a real morale booster. At my gym there is no cage, just a old squat rack. I am still to scared to go low with heavier weights. It really puts a halt on progressing forward. It is good that you finally overcame the worries about putting the weight down. From now on you can focus on doing them heavy. Just keep your form up and you are good to go.

    I deadlift and squat barefoot. People look at me strangely when I remove my shoes, but I don't care. Luckily I do not have smelly feet lol.
    Reply With Quote

  5. #5
    Registered User fittofattofit's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2009
    Location: Australia
    Stats: 5'6", 174 lbs
    Posts: 30,321
    Rep Power: 76508
    fittofattofit has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) fittofattofit has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) fittofattofit has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) fittofattofit has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) fittofattofit has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) fittofattofit has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) fittofattofit has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) fittofattofit has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) fittofattofit has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) fittofattofit has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) fittofattofit has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit fittofattofit's BodySpace
    fittofattofit is offline
    I just started deadlifting in socks - the last two times, and it feels good --- you get to feel the weight spread across the soles and heels during the lift and I also get a better ankle flexion. I'm still using my PL shoes for squatting but I'm thinking of going to 'socks only' there as wellA
    "Better to wear out than rust out!"

    Jane Fonda helped me to rediscover my core. ..... thanks for that Ken :rolleyes:

    Squat 165kg/363lbs
    Deadlift 190kg/418lbs
    Reply With Quote

  6. #6
    worker ulsak's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2011
    Location: Gothenburg, State / Province, Sweden
    Age: 55
    Stats: 5'8", 187 lbs
    Posts: 5,972
    Rep Power: 2256
    ulsak has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ulsak has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ulsak has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ulsak has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ulsak has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ulsak has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ulsak has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ulsak has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ulsak has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ulsak has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ulsak has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit ulsak's BodySpace
    ulsak is offline
    an alternative would be to use those barefoot shoes that showed up on the market recently. They are excellent for yoga too..
    Reply With Quote

  7. #7
    In Witness Protection mtpockets's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2010
    Age: 56
    Posts: 1,644
    Rep Power: 2766
    mtpockets has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) mtpockets has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) mtpockets has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) mtpockets has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) mtpockets has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) mtpockets has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) mtpockets has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) mtpockets has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) mtpockets has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) mtpockets has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) mtpockets has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    mtpockets is offline
    Originally Posted by ulsak View Post
    an alternative would be to use those barefoot shoes that showed up on the market recently. They are excellent for yoga too..
    If you are talkng about those things with the toes in them, nothing looks more gay than a man in those.
    If you can read, thank a teacher,

    If you can read in English, thank a soldier.
    Reply With Quote

  8. #8
    worker ulsak's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2011
    Location: Gothenburg, State / Province, Sweden
    Age: 55
    Stats: 5'8", 187 lbs
    Posts: 5,972
    Rep Power: 2256
    ulsak has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ulsak has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ulsak has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ulsak has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ulsak has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ulsak has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ulsak has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ulsak has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ulsak has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ulsak has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ulsak has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit ulsak's BodySpace
    ulsak is offline
    Originally Posted by mtpockets View Post
    If you are talkng about those things with the toes in them, nothing looks more gay than a man in those.
    hehe, if you are safe with your sexuality you can even wear ballet shoes, man. But seriously, if you don't feel comfortable with barefoot shoes with separate toes, there are alternatives that look like regular shoes too. The thing is to have a natural contact on the surface your standing on. I wear socks myself, but I had many enough to burn I wouldn't hesistate to grab those gay barefoot shoes.
    Reply With Quote

  9. #9
    Registered User tsoden's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2011
    Location: Canada
    Stats: 5'10", 211 lbs
    Posts: 2,239
    Rep Power: 2504
    tsoden has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) tsoden has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) tsoden has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) tsoden has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) tsoden has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) tsoden has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) tsoden has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) tsoden has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) tsoden has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) tsoden has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) tsoden has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit tsoden's BodySpace
    tsoden is offline
    Originally Posted by DocHoss View Post
    I have had fear of failure while squatting. I just could not force myself to go low enough when the weight was heavy enough to give me trouble for fear that I would not make it back up. That's so stupid - I mean, what are the ****ing safety bars for, right?? Just before my last trip to Germany I managed to break through my fear of squat failure. I went heavy, I went low, and on the 5th rep I just could not get up, so I had to dump the weight. Well, not exactly dump, I gracefully set it down on the bar. Stripped it down to 135, got deep down under, and squatted the mother back up.

    Don't get me wrong - I'd rather have been able to succeed, but I am no longer afraid. I'm going deep without fear and I think it has really helped me. It hurts so good....


    Next up - socks! Last week I saw a kid (ok, he's probably about 20, but at our age, that's a kid) squatting with just his socks on, and then read BodyHard's post on guys squatting heavy-@ss weights barefoot and in socks. So I gave it a go near the end of my light squat day on Friday (took me a while to remember about it). And the difference was remarkable - at least 2 more reps and feeling more stable. I can't wait to see what happens tomorrow on my "heavy" (for me) squat day. Thanks BodyHard!

    I feel like I'm getting my mojo back ("What the Hell are you talking about?" - Donald Rumsfeld)
    I find that going deep really allows the legs to fully activate when you push the weight up.... If you failed ... you learned what your limits are. I would suggest backing off the weight and sticking with a lighter load, getting use to the deep squat and slowly add on. I guess this is what I like about the stronglifts 5x5...I started off quite light and next thing I knew I was deep squatting 230!

    Great job getting past those fears though!
    Always learning....
    I'm good enough, never strong enough, but gosh darn it, people ....uh... whats that last line again?

    Follow me on my BUILDING journey at: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=148411353
    Reply With Quote

  10. #10
    stretching blows boathead's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2007
    Location: Vermont, United States
    Age: 53
    Stats: 5'10", 150 lbs
    Posts: 5,987
    BodyPoints: 1883
    Rep Power: 9036
    boathead has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) boathead has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) boathead has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) boathead has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) boathead has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) boathead has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) boathead has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) boathead has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) boathead has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) boathead has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) boathead has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit boathead's BodySpace
    boathead is offline
    few in the ov35 crowd have the ankle flexibility to squat barefoot.
    Reply With Quote

  11. #11
    Registered User David Wiggins's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2006
    Location: Hawkinsville, Georgia, United States
    Age: 53
    Stats: 6'5", 330 lbs
    Posts: 1,162
    BodyPoints: 20
    Rep Power: 6761
    David Wiggins has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) David Wiggins has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) David Wiggins has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) David Wiggins has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) David Wiggins has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) David Wiggins has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) David Wiggins has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) David Wiggins has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) David Wiggins has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) David Wiggins has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) David Wiggins has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit David Wiggins's BodySpace
    David Wiggins is offline
    Originally Posted by ulsak View Post
    an alternative would be to use those barefoot shoes that showed up on the market recently. They are excellent for yoga too..
    I've been using a pair for lifting. LOVE THEM!

    OP, nice job overcoming that obstacle!
    Reply With Quote

  12. #12
    Registered User David Wiggins's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2006
    Location: Hawkinsville, Georgia, United States
    Age: 53
    Stats: 6'5", 330 lbs
    Posts: 1,162
    BodyPoints: 20
    Rep Power: 6761
    David Wiggins has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) David Wiggins has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) David Wiggins has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) David Wiggins has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) David Wiggins has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) David Wiggins has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) David Wiggins has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) David Wiggins has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) David Wiggins has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) David Wiggins has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) David Wiggins has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit David Wiggins's BodySpace
    David Wiggins is offline
    Originally Posted by boathead View Post
    few in the ov35 crowd have the ankle flexibility to squat barefoot.
    SOmetimes it is not lack of ankle flexibility, but being too close and not sitting back enough.
    Reply With Quote

  13. #13
    Eating.... trev71's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2011
    Location: Vermont, United States
    Age: 43
    Stats: 5'11", 195 lbs
    Posts: 1,783
    Rep Power: 3185
    trev71 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) trev71 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) trev71 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) trev71 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) trev71 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) trev71 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) trev71 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) trev71 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) trev71 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) trev71 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) trev71 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit trev71's BodySpace
    trev71 is offline
    Originally Posted by DocHoss View Post


    Next up - socks! Last week I saw a kid (ok, he's probably about 20, but at our age, that's a kid) squatting with just his socks on, and then read BodyHard's post on guys squatting heavy-@ss weights barefoot and in socks. So I gave it a go near the end of my light squat day on Friday (took me a while to remember about it). And the difference was remarkable - at least 2 more reps and feeling more stable. I can't wait to see what happens tomorrow on my "heavy" (for me) squat day. Thanks BodyHard!
    I never understood the whole "drive your heels into the ground" with deads.. until I took my sneakers off. Same with Squats...
    --
    Reply With Quote

  14. #14
    Monsta Big_Sky_Guy's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2008
    Stats: 5'8", 225 lbs
    Posts: 4,886
    Rep Power: 23996
    Big_Sky_Guy has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Big_Sky_Guy has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Big_Sky_Guy has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Big_Sky_Guy has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Big_Sky_Guy has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Big_Sky_Guy has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Big_Sky_Guy has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Big_Sky_Guy has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Big_Sky_Guy has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Big_Sky_Guy has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Big_Sky_Guy has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit Big_Sky_Guy's BodySpace
    Big_Sky_Guy is offline
    Reps for taking yourself to the limit!
    Reply With Quote

  15. #15
    Da1UnV bodyhard's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2005
    Location: Bronx, New York, United States
    Age: 50
    Stats: 5'8", 165 lbs
    Posts: 30,370
    BodyPoints: 40956
    Rep Power: 52531
    bodyhard has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) bodyhard has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) bodyhard has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) bodyhard has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) bodyhard has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) bodyhard has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) bodyhard has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) bodyhard has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) bodyhard has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) bodyhard has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) bodyhard has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit bodyhard's BodySpace
    bodyhard is offline
    Originally Posted by DocHoss View Post
    I have had fear of failure while squatting. I just could not force myself to go low enough when the weight was heavy enough to give me trouble for fear that I would not make it back up. That's so stupid - I mean, what are the ****ing safety bars for, right?? Just before my last trip to Germany I managed to break through my fear of squat failure. I went heavy, I went low, and on the 5th rep I just could not get up, so I had to dump the weight. Well, not exactly dump, I gracefully set it down on the bar. Stripped it down to 135, got deep down under, and squatted the mother back up.

    Don't get me wrong - I'd rather have been able to succeed, but I am no longer afraid. I'm going deep without fear and I think it has really helped me. It hurts so good....


    Next up - socks! Last week I saw a kid (ok, he's probably about 20, but at our age, that's a kid) squatting with just his socks on, and then read BodyHard's post on guys squatting heavy-@ss weights barefoot and in socks. So I gave it a go near the end of my light squat day on Friday (took me a while to remember about it). And the difference was remarkable - at least 2 more reps and feeling more stable. I can't wait to see what happens tomorrow on my "heavy" (for me) squat day. Thanks BodyHard!

    I feel like I'm getting my mojo back ("What the Hell are you talking about?" - Donald Rumsfeld)
    Fear is our worst enemy just as bad as negativity. Once you get past that, you are well on your way!

    Glad I could help without knowing!
    It's difficult to stand out if you're too busy trying to fit in. ~

    GOD IS GOOD.....
    Reply With Quote

  16. #16
    Registered User michail71's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2011
    Location: Florida, United States
    Age: 43
    Stats: 5'9", 164 lbs
    Posts: 1,763
    Rep Power: 610
    michail71 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) michail71 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) michail71 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) michail71 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) michail71 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) michail71 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) michail71 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) michail71 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) michail71 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) michail71 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) michail71 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit michail71's BodySpace
    michail71 is offline
    I'm making my first attempt at 1.5x body weight on Friday. I will make sure to remember this.
    Reply With Quote

  17. #17
    You are on ignore CookAndrewB's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2009
    Location: Ohio, United States
    Stats: 5'11", 196 lbs
    Posts: 5,841
    Rep Power: 17450
    CookAndrewB has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) CookAndrewB has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) CookAndrewB has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) CookAndrewB has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) CookAndrewB has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) CookAndrewB has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) CookAndrewB has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) CookAndrewB has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) CookAndrewB has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) CookAndrewB has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) CookAndrewB has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit CookAndrewB's BodySpace
    CookAndrewB is offline
    Originally Posted by boathead View Post
    few in the ov35 crowd have the ankle flexibility to squat barefoot.
    Just crossed my mind, as a Navy man, that your user name has a very... uh, "unique" meaning for me

    The ankle flexibility may be true, but not all squat methods require ankle flexibility. The more you sit back, the more vertical your shins will be, and the less ankle mobility you need. If you squat in a high bar/front squat/OH squat position that has your butt coming down between your heels, vice sitting back, then ankle mobility becomes and issue.
    GoRuck Challenge Journal: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=150446113

    "No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little." -Edmund Burke

    "Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also." -Marcus Aurelius
    Reply With Quote

  18. #18
    Slowly sucking less... jb4476's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2010
    Stats: 5'8", 186 lbs
    Posts: 2,348
    Rep Power: 728
    jb4476 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) jb4476 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) jb4476 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) jb4476 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) jb4476 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) jb4476 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) jb4476 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) jb4476 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) jb4476 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) jb4476 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) jb4476 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit jb4476's BodySpace
    jb4476 is offline
    Buy these. The difference is astounding.



    I will never squat in anything else ever again. Oly shoes allow you to drop straight into rock bottom and sit upright doing so. Barefoot, socks, five fingers, they not compare. Not even close. This is the flexibility I have wearing these shoes:

    *****://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3w_...bkE/edit?pli=1

    They are the single greatest training investment I ever made. Seriously. BUY THEM. They're like $100 and will last you forever.

    Get them here:

    http://californiastrength.com/store/...tlifting-shoes
    Last edited by jb4476; 08-14-2012 at 01:37 PM.
    Reply With Quote

  19. #19
    Powered by gas :D DocHoss's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2011
    Location: California, United States
    Age: 50
    Stats: 5'9", 155 lbs
    Posts: 2,532
    Rep Power: 9710
    DocHoss has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DocHoss has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DocHoss has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DocHoss has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DocHoss has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DocHoss has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DocHoss has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DocHoss has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DocHoss has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DocHoss has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DocHoss has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit DocHoss's BodySpace
    DocHoss is offline
    Thank you everyone!!

    Originally Posted by Marius_Ursus View Post
    I've been lifting barefoot since my bunion started acting up a few months ago. I don't know if I'll ever go back to wearing shoes.

    Repped
    Thank you. I'm now a believer too.

    Originally Posted by BLaaR View Post
    Nicely done Doc. Getting confidence up is a real morale booster. At my gym there is no cage, just a old squat rack. I am still to scared to go low with heavier weights. It really puts a halt on progressing forward. It is good that you finally overcame the worries about putting the weight down. From now on you can focus on doing them heavy. Just keep your form up and you are good to go.

    I deadlift and squat barefoot. People look at me strangely when I remove my shoes, but I don't care. Luckily I do not have smelly feet lol.
    Thanks! I should try socks on the deadlifts too.

    Originally Posted by ulsak View Post
    hehe, if you are safe with your sexuality you can even wear ballet shoes, man. But seriously, if you don't feel comfortable with barefoot shoes with separate toes, there are alternatives that look like regular shoes too. The thing is to have a natural contact on the surface your standing on. I wear socks myself, but I had many enough to burn I wouldn't hesistate to grab those gay barefoot shoes.
    The ballet points just didn't work for me - but I got the stares

    Originally Posted by David Wiggins View Post
    OP, nice job overcoming that obstacle!
    Thanks - I feel liberated, so to speak.

    Originally Posted by trev71 View Post
    I never understood the whole "drive your heels into the ground" with deads.. until I took my sneakers off. Same with Squats...
    I definitely feel that drive much more now.

    Originally Posted by Big_Sky_Guy View Post
    Reps for taking yourself to the limit!
    Thank you! Now I need to raise that limit

    Originally Posted by bodyhard View Post
    Fear is our worst enemy just as bad as negativity. Once you get past that, you are well on your way!

    Glad I could help without knowing!
    Thank you - you have been a big help to me.

    Originally Posted by michail71 View Post
    I'm making my first attempt at 1.5x body weight on Friday. I will make sure to remember this.
    Good job so far! Good luck and let us know how it goes. I'm sure you'll nail it. It will be a while before I get to that point, but I am determined to get there too. My long-tern goal to to squat twice my body weight - but don't wait up nights!


    edit:
    Originally Posted by jb4476 View Post
    Buy these. The difference is astounding.
    I'll look into those!

    edit again: OMG on the video. Now that is deep!
    Peace: Lift Long and Prosper!


    Alamagan Dågan - and proud of it!

    Lean, mean, geek machine
    Reply With Quote

  20. #20
    Registered User Jtbny's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2011
    Location: New York, United States
    Stats: 6'1", 225 lbs
    Posts: 6,506
    Rep Power: 21355
    Jtbny has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Jtbny has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Jtbny has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Jtbny has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Jtbny has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Jtbny has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Jtbny has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Jtbny has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Jtbny has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Jtbny has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Jtbny has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit Jtbny's BodySpace
    Jtbny is offline
    Grats Doc! Not to sound like Monty but the mind is a powerful thing.

    As for barefoot or socks while squatting...I'd agree it feels much better for me in socks than in shoes. I haven't tried in OLY shoes but with any type of running shoes it sucks. I like to drive through the heel and with socks I can actually feel it. Try it with deadlifting too.

    Good luck!
    Reply With Quote

  21. #21
    Registered User MrNismo's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
    Age: 41
    Stats: 6'0", 194 lbs
    Posts: 1,857
    Rep Power: 4714
    MrNismo has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) MrNismo has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) MrNismo has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) MrNismo has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) MrNismo has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) MrNismo has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) MrNismo has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) MrNismo has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) MrNismo has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) MrNismo has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) MrNismo has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit MrNismo's BodySpace
    MrNismo is offline
    Good for you OP!

    FYI, wrestling shoes are cheap and basically have zero sole in them. I first tried chuck taylors as recommended on this board and they were good but the wrestling shoes feel much better to me. Found mine on Amazon a few years back for less than $40 and they are still holding up just fine. I do have to deal with the occasional 'are you a wrestler or something' question but no biggie.
    New short term goals -- gain back full mobility and learn to use every muscle to control proper positioning on all movements.
    Reply With Quote

  22. #22
    shrinking lunchbreak's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2012
    Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
    Age: 38
    Stats: 6'0", 198 lbs
    Posts: 959
    Rep Power: 3373
    lunchbreak has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) lunchbreak has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) lunchbreak has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) lunchbreak has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) lunchbreak has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) lunchbreak has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) lunchbreak has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) lunchbreak has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) lunchbreak has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) lunchbreak has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) lunchbreak has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit lunchbreak's BodySpace
    lunchbreak is offline
    I just wear some old watersports shoes for everything, zero rise, flexible, bugger-all padding underfoot just like the barefoot style shoes and they survive being shoved in the washing machine every month or so to remove any sweaty odour. Only bad thing is my bike pedals are gradually chewing through the thin soles.
    Reply With Quote

  23. #23
    Body Transformation Mode droppingplates's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2007
    Location: La Mesa, California, United States
    Age: 41
    Stats: 5'6", 234 lbs
    Posts: 13
    BodyPoints: 793
    Rep Power: 0
    droppingplates is a name known to all. (+5000) droppingplates is a name known to all. (+5000) droppingplates is a name known to all. (+5000) droppingplates is a name known to all. (+5000) droppingplates is a name known to all. (+5000) droppingplates is a name known to all. (+5000) droppingplates is a name known to all. (+5000) droppingplates is a name known to all. (+5000) droppingplates is a name known to all. (+5000) droppingplates is a name known to all. (+5000) droppingplates is a name known to all. (+5000)
    Visit droppingplates's BodySpace
    droppingplates is offline
    To the OP, great job with breaking the failure barrier. That's an inspiration within itself. Secondly about those Addidas shoes that have the toes in them, I've seen several folks with them, heard they are comfortable but haven't personally tried them. That being said I have seen many men lately squatting barefoot, even believe Arnold did a big article on it back in his time. May have to give it a try some day.
    Reply With Quote

  24. #24
    Registered User Bev66's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2012
    Stats: 5'8", 164 lbs
    Posts: 57
    Rep Power: 3
    Bev66 is a jewel in the rough. (+500) Bev66 is a jewel in the rough. (+500) Bev66 is a jewel in the rough. (+500) Bev66 is a jewel in the rough. (+500) Bev66 is a jewel in the rough. (+500) Bev66 is a jewel in the rough. (+500) Bev66 is a jewel in the rough. (+500)
    Visit Bev66's BodySpace
    Bev66 is offline
    Merril and New Balance both have great barefoot shoes that look normal.
    You want to look for whats called a 0 drop, this means the heal and fore foot are the same distance off the floor...barefoot..
    Reply With Quote

  25. #25
    Registered User serverunion's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2006
    Location: Waunakee, Wisconsin, United States
    Age: 37
    Stats: 6'0", 202 lbs
    Posts: 95
    Rep Power: 11
    serverunion is just really nice. (+1000) serverunion is just really nice. (+1000) serverunion is just really nice. (+1000) serverunion is just really nice. (+1000) serverunion is just really nice. (+1000) serverunion is just really nice. (+1000) serverunion is just really nice. (+1000) serverunion is just really nice. (+1000) serverunion is just really nice. (+1000) serverunion is just really nice. (+1000) serverunion is just really nice. (+1000)
    Visit serverunion's BodySpace
    serverunion is offline
    I do squats and deadlift in my socks. I would like to get some sole shoes, but I have a lot of socks and they are cheap ;P
    Reply With Quote

Reply

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Home Store Products Careers Help Contact Us Terms of Use Checkout