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(Yahoo)   Competitors in the World's Strongest Man competition are having a ton of fun. Correction: Make that a half ton of fun   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 8
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2013-09-02 09:27:37 AM
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2013-09-02 10:06:45 AM
Yeah but he did this in China, He will probably want to life more an hour after that anyways.
 
2013-09-02 10:23:41 AM
Day-um.  Look at that form.  And with a standard grip, too, as far as I can tell.  Very nice.

And just let me say...  I love that he's wearing Chuck Taylors.  The World's Best Lifting Shoe.  People look at me funny in the gym for wearing Chuck Taylors and not some over-priced, over-hyped "crossfit shoe" their "trainer" told them they had to have... but my Chucks have served me long and well.  They're relatively light, provide great ankle support for deadlifting, can convert to squat shoes by unlacing the ankle, and give a nice, solid, flat, slightly grippy platform for moving some serious tonnage.

And they have a certain geek cred, now that the hipsters have moved on to Sperry top-siders.
 
2013-09-02 10:36:00 AM
Psssh. Couldn't even get it to chest height. Dude, DYEL?
 
2013-09-02 12:19:14 PM
World strongest man competitions are like Top fuel drag racing.  Everyone is 'roiding
 
2013-09-02 02:59:24 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Day-um.  Look at that form.  And with a standard grip, too, as far as I can tell.  Very nice.

And just let me say...  I love that he's wearing Chuck Taylors.  The World's Best Lifting Shoe.  People look at me funny in the gym for wearing Chuck Taylors and not some over-priced, over-hyped "crossfit shoe" their "trainer" told them they had to have... but my Chucks have served me long and well.  They're relatively light, provide great ankle support for deadlifting, can convert to squat shoes by unlacing the ankle, and give a nice, solid, flat, slightly grippy platform for moving some serious tonnage.

And they have a certain geek cred, now that the hipsters have moved on to Sperry top-siders.


I have the same issue with people wondering why I have the flat sole Nike and puma's I wear up there, they feel the cross trainers protect them somehow. Numerous times I have to explain that when doing squats or deadlifts the last thing you want is a bounce from your shoes.

Chucks just fall apart on me too quick but then I have a wide foot, stupid fat feet.
 
2013-09-02 03:38:27 PM

steamingpile: Benevolent Misanthrope: Day-um.  Look at that form.  And with a standard grip, too, as far as I can tell.  Very nice.

And just let me say...  I love that he's wearing Chuck Taylors.  The World's Best Lifting Shoe.  People look at me funny in the gym for wearing Chuck Taylors and not some over-priced, over-hyped "crossfit shoe" their "trainer" told them they had to have... but my Chucks have served me long and well.  They're relatively light, provide great ankle support for deadlifting, can convert to squat shoes by unlacing the ankle, and give a nice, solid, flat, slightly grippy platform for moving some serious tonnage.

And they have a certain geek cred, now that the hipsters have moved on to Sperry top-siders.

I have the same issue with people wondering why I have the flat sole Nike and puma's I wear up there, they feel the cross trainers protect them somehow. Numerous times I have to explain that when doing squats or deadlifts the last thing you want is a bounce from your shoes.

Chucks just fall apart on me too quick but then I have a wide foot, stupid fat feet.


Yeah - the last thing I need is an "advanced sole geometry" that's designed for motion.  I need something that laces tight to keep my metatarsals in place, a little ankle support (mostly as a reminder to myself not to bend them deadlifting), and a flat, motionless surface to push against.

I'm surprised your Chucks fell apart on you.  I have a pair of Chucks I've used for years, lifting heavy, with nary a problem.  The only problem I ever have is that the eyelets start to pull out a bit after a while (again, I lace tight, and my feet tend to want to spread when under a heavy load).  That's when I make them casual errand-runners.  After a couple years of that, they're demoted to yard-workers and car-washers.  I think the oldest pair I have right now is at least 7 years on.

But yeah - I lace tight all the way up for deads, cleans, and any overhead lifts, lace the foot tight and fold down the tongue for squats, and loosen the laces slightly for bench work and the exercise bike.  Love 'em.
 
2013-09-02 04:14:10 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: steamingpile: Benevolent Misanthrope: Day-um.  Look at that form.  And with a standard grip, too, as far as I can tell.  Very nice.

And just let me say...  I love that he's wearing Chuck Taylors.  The World's Best Lifting Shoe.  People look at me funny in the gym for wearing Chuck Taylors and not some over-priced, over-hyped "crossfit shoe" their "trainer" told them they had to have... but my Chucks have served me long and well.  They're relatively light, provide great ankle support for deadlifting, can convert to squat shoes by unlacing the ankle, and give a nice, solid, flat, slightly grippy platform for moving some serious tonnage.

And they have a certain geek cred, now that the hipsters have moved on to Sperry top-siders.

I have the same issue with people wondering why I have the flat sole Nike and puma's I wear up there, they feel the cross trainers protect them somehow. Numerous times I have to explain that when doing squats or deadlifts the last thing you want is a bounce from your shoes.

Chucks just fall apart on me too quick but then I have a wide foot, stupid fat feet.

Yeah - the last thing I need is an "advanced sole geometry" that's designed for motion.  I need something that laces tight to keep my metatarsals in place, a little ankle support (mostly as a reminder to myself not to bend them deadlifting), and a flat, motionless surface to push against.

I'm surprised your Chucks fell apart on you.  I have a pair of Chucks I've used for years, lifting heavy, with nary a problem.  The only problem I ever have is that the eyelets start to pull out a bit after a while (again, I lace tight, and my feet tend to want to spread when under a heavy load).  That's when I make them casual errand-runners.  After a couple years of that, they're demoted to yard-workers and car-washers.  I think the oldest pair I have right now is at least 7 years on.

But yeah - I lace tight all the way up for deads, cleans, and any overhead lifts, lace the foot tight and fold down the tongue for squats, and loosen the laces slightly for bench work and the exercise bike.  Love 'em.


Well most dress shoes I have to get at least a EE and some EEE. I think the strain it puts on it just pops the sides off.
 
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