Challenge

Shannon, Sam, and I have agreed to write one post a day on our blogs throughout September. Given my usual posting pattern of 3-4 posts a month this should be quite challenging. I’m looking forward to this.

I finally bought weightlifting shoes for myself. Ryan Ata had recommended the Adidas Powerlift 2.0 shoes to me and I ordered them this morning. When I started lifting I just wore my running shoes since the weights were not too heavy. A couple of months ago I started working out barefoot and noticed a significant improvement in my overall stability while lifting. I’ve heard people say nothing but good things about weightlifting shoes so I’m pretty excited to try the Powerlift 2.0s on and hopefully achieve my goal of a 3 plate squat by the end of the year (I’m currently squatting 250 lb, just over 2 plates). Yes, I know these shoes are not going to make me magically stronger (unfortunately) but I hope to leverage the added stability and support to work my way up to a 310 lb squat.

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