Most of us are fashion conscious when it comes to choosing our workout wardrobe and are always on the lookout for those trendy, matching shoes to pair with our gym attire. However, you must remember, shoes are a critical piece of equipment for your workout and could be helpful or damaging if chosen incorrectly, so invest wisely and never compromise on your footwear.
Shoes are an extended support of one’s legs or say, the foundational base, think of it as a dining table with rubber soles which gives a good grip on even marble flooring, resisting scratches as its moved. But if you used this in a garden with uneven earth and loose soil, alas, the table would make the outdoor dining experience a mess with its instability to hold its ground.
Weight training involves the movement of heavyweights with the upper and lower body. It demands a firm stand of one foot, or else it could lead to serious injury. In simple words, the right shoes will give you an excellent damage-free workout.
Choose a shoe that fits well, that is a snug fit once laced up, it should not be too tight and cut off the circulation of blood or too loose to make you unstable. The sole has to be preferably flat and hard to support the weights we swing around with our arms and legs. The pivot action of firm shoes gives confidence to lift heavier and also gives a full range of motion. A shoe with too much cushioning effect and sponginess will make you feel, and replicate the impact of working out in a bouncy castle with scaled-down implications and hence the struggle to workout.
So next time the mood for a workout kicks in, give it a thought before you choose your shoes. It’s important to look good for sure, but a bad fall is ugly too. Cheers.
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