why you need squat shoes

Why You NEED Lifting Shoes - Part 1

Starting Strength Coach Grant Broggi explains why lifting shoes should be one of the first things you buy if you are serious about barbell strength training.

At the request of Mark Rippetoe, I wrote an article for Starting Strength back in 2019 on the importance of weight training shoes for the lifter. I detailed why taking care of your feet was important as well as the benefits of training in shoes, particularly weightlifting shoes. 

Four years later I still feel the same way about shoes.  But with four more years of coaching under my belt I no longer think that the reason people do not buy them is because they are not convinced they will help. I just think that most people are not serious enough about lifting. 

Hope you enjoy the video. 

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