How Should Weightlifting Shoes Fit – Find Out Right Here!

How Should Weightlifting Shoes Fit

Hey there! Since you are here, I am sure that you are an iron lady/man in the making. Weightlifting is not everyone’s cup of tea. Unlike running and walkinweightliftinging is only for the elite. Several things can help you become a better weightlifter. I am here to tell you about one of the most important factors, ‘weightlifting shoes.’ Let’s begin with the most commonly asked question.
Why Should You Wear A Weightlifting Shoe?
A lot of people think that it is fine to lift weights with their regular running shoes or CrossFit shoes. Let me tell why it is not such a good idea. Your running shoes are built with extra cushioning which will absorb the impact and the force. They are perfect for running, but for weightlifting, you need a shoe which will help you use all your force to move weight rather than absorbing it. The more force you can produce, the more weight you lift. It’s as simple as that.
When you wear a weightlifting shoe, you can generate more force through the ground and can invariably pull the bar higher. The incredible stability and traction offered by the shoe can help you transform the force you are creating from the floor through your body and into moving the barbell.
How Exactly Does the Shoe help?
Weightlifting shoes come with a raised heel which will allow you to squat into a deeper position by providing an increased ankle range of motion. Your overall position is also improved since it makes you feel more upright. The upright torso along with the raised heel helps you to activate more of your musculature to lift the bar upwards. The strong and consistent base guarantees injury prevention and increased performance.
The best weightlifting shoes have a lot of features that are designed to help to get the maximum out of your lifting session.
Anatomy of a Weightlifting Shoe
In general, weightlifting shoes have the following parts.
Lining: The inside of the shoe has a sock-like fabric. This contributes to the comfort and ease of the shoe.
Eyelets and Eye-stays: The shoe’s laces stay in place because of eyelets and eye-stays.
Strap: The strap is one the significant parts of the shoe. It ensures foot lockdown and comfort of the shoe.
Toe box: The toe box contributes towards flexion. It should be fairly flexible and have room to allow full flexion.
Heel wedge: The raised heel as already mentioned is a significant contributor towards weight lifting. It reduces the amount of dorsiflexion which is needed from the ankle for weight lifting
Insole: The footbed of the shoe which is also known as the insole contributes towards two main factors in weightlifting shoes, comfort and orthotic support.
Midsole: The midsole is the cushioning between the insole and the outsole. In weightlifting shoes, it incorporates the heel wedge.
Outsole: The part of the shoe which is mainly responsible for stability and traction is the outsole. A flat and extremely stiff outsole does a great job.
Last: This part sits below the insole and determines the shape of the shoe. The perfectly shaped ones will fit more snugly in the heel and the arch.
Now that you know the parts of a weightlifting shoe let’s get onto to the important points.
Features of a Good Weightlifting Shoe
Hard Outsole
The outsole as mentioned before is the soul contributor towards the stability and traction of the shoe. The shoe should have a hard, non-compressible sole which will give you a surface that is stable even under hundred pounds of weight. The outsole makes sure that the energy you drive through your feet is not absorbed or misdirected but utilized to lift the weight up
Snug Fit
Here I will be answering the billion dollar question of, how should weightlifting shoes fit. The shoes should fit snugly. They shouldn’t be too tight nor be flopping around your feet. The right fit will give you proper foot support, lateral stability and also protect your ankles.
No-Slip Traction
Weightlifting shoes should have excellent traction. This will keep your feet planted on the ground when you are deadlifting or performing squats. Even if you are performing something as extreme as power cleans and snatches, weightlifting shoes will offer you a fantastic grip
Types of Weightlifting Shoes
Raised Heels
More than 80% of weightlifting shoes come with raised heels. They are the best if you are going to perform deep squats like front squat and high bar back squat. They are also the best choice for Olympic style lifts like the snatch, power clean and for overhead movements. The heels facilitate better leg drive, reduce the amount of ankle flexibility and also prevent injury
Flat Soles
If you are going to perform more of wide stance squats like low bar squats you should go for flat soles. They do not tilt your body forward, hence ensuring that you stay close to the ground. Best for performing deadlifts and Pendlay rows.
Hybrids
Some shoes are built having more than one purpose in mind. The hybrids are mostly designed for lifters who CrossFit. They are lightweight compared to other standard weightlifting shoes.
Dedicated
These shoes are designed having Olympic weightlifters in mind. They are solid and cumbersome and provide unsurpassed stability.
The Wrong Shoes
When it comes to weightlifting, picking the wrong pair of shoes can be a disaster. So here are a few tips to avoid the wrong ones.
Avoid shoes which are soft with compressible soles. Running shoes, Baseball shoes, Casual sneakers all fall under this category. Shoes which do not provide a stable base can increase the likelihood of injury. All shoes with compressible soles fall here. These shoes cause uneven weight distribution which can lead to trouble.
Ladies, Are You Ready To Lift?

You can be a weightlifting champion with the right amount of training and gear. Weightlifting shoes, in particular, can provide you with improved safety, better technique and also ensure stronger lifts. Pick the right ones which fit snugly and bring the medal home!

Break that routine. Start a Habit. | Benefits of Sports

In our busy days, weeks and months we rarely see ourselves getting in to something that will make us forget that we are a busy person. Our daily routine goes like a cycle, we sleep, go to work, go home from work then go back to sleep and repeat.

Study shows that we are less stressed when we have at least one or two habits that can break that cycle. Going to gym alone or with friends can be the most accessible activity that you can utilize but being involved into sports during your off days or after work can make your body more active and ready for your next days at work. Exercising is a natural way to loosen up and let go of stress. Also, you will most likely make many new friends or circle of friends on the team who can be there for you as a support system. When you find you are having a lot of stress, you can call up teammates and head to the gym to talk it out and play it out.

Many studies focus on the effects of sport on the five “C’s” competence, confidence, connections, character, and caring which are considered critical components of positive youth development. Having a family involved into sports is one of the best practices or gift that you can have, playing with people who knows you as a person will be able to react easily and are sensitive to your daily endeavors.

So break that Routine! Start a Habit. Sweat it and start getting involved into sports.

RUN UNITED 1 2016

EXCEED YOURSELF.
REGISTER NOW For The 2016 RunUnited 1!

The 2016 RunUnited 1 will be held on March 13, 2016 with 5k, 10k, and 21k race categories. All categories will have a start and finish at the SM Mall of Asia grounds.

REGISTRATION SCHEDULE:
Registration Type
Start & End Date
Venue
Kit Distribution
Additional Fees
Online Registration
January 20 – February 21
Runners have an option to have their race kits delivered or picked up
Plus P150 delivery & processing & P50 web admin fee
In-Store Registration
January 30 – February 29
Selected Stores
Race kits will be picked up from March 5 to 11, 2016 at the store you selected when you registered
None for actual runners

PREPAID CARD SELLING VENUES
In-store purchase of the prepaid cards will be available at the following stores, from 12:00NN to 8:00PM Monday to Sunday starting January 30, 2016.
RUNNR Store BGC
•B1 Bonifacio High St. The Fort, Taguig City
Toby’s Robinsons Galleria
•Level 3, Robinsons Galleria, EDSA cor. Ortigas Ave. Quezon City
RUNNR Store Trinoma
•GF EDSA-North Ave. Terminal, Project 6, Quezon City
Toby’s MOA
•SM Mall of Asia, GF Entertainment Hall, Roxas Blvd, Manila

REGISTRATION FEES:

A.  WITH ACTIVEHEALTH KIT
Category
Registration Fee
Kit Inclusions
Pre-Race
Post-Race
5k
PhP850*
ActiveHealth Singlet with Chaf-Redux Technology, Race Bib with B-tag; Active Health Kit**
ActiveHealth Ventilation Bag and Drinks
10K
Php950*
21K
Php1,050*
ActiveHealth Ventilation Bag, Finishers’ Medal, Finishers’ Shirt and Drinks

*Fees shown above include the ActiveHealth Kit
**ActiveHealth Kit includes the following:
·         5k, 10k or 21k Exceed Yourself Training Plan by Coach Ani de Leon-Brown to be sent by email
·         Personalized Race Bib
·         Race Belt (for 21k runners only)
·         FREE Sports Nutrition Solutions
o    One (1) capsule of Enervon Activ – Daily for training to help build stamina
o    One (1) 40g pack of Enervon HP – After work out for faster recovery
o    One (1) ActiveHealth Carbgel Banana flavor – During work out for sustained energy
·         Registration is until February 14, 2016 only

B.  WITHOUT ACTIVEHEALTH KIT
Category
Registration Fee
Kit Inclusions
Pre-Race
Post-Race
5k
PhP750
ActiveHealth Singlet with Chaf-Redux Technology, Race Bib with D-tag
ActiveHealth Ventilation Bag and Drinks
10K
Php850
21K
Php950
ActiveHealth Ventilation Bag, Finishers’ Medal, Finishers’ Shirt and Drinks

Note: Additional P150 will be charged for race kit delivery.

For online (credit card) registrants who chose delivery: complete race kit will be delivered on or before March 7, 2016. Singlet/Finishers’ shirt sizes will be available online on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For online (credit card) registrants who chose pick up: complete race kit will be given during the race kit claiming period of March 5 to 11, 2016 at the chosen store when you registered. Singlet sizes will be on a first-come, first-serve basis when you register online.

For in-store registrants: complete race kit will be given during the race kit claiming period of March 5 to 11, 2016 at the chosen store when you registered. Singlet sizes will be on a first-come, first-serve basis when you register online. 

THE RUN UNITED EXCEED YOURSELF BUNDLE PACKAGES


A.  WITH ACTIVEHEALTH KIT
BUNDLE PACKAGE
(FOR ONLINE CC REGISTRATION ONLY)
COMMITTED RACE CATEGORIES
BUNDLE COST
PERKS & REWARDS
RU1
RU2
RUPM
Online
HALF-MARATHON PERFECTIONIST (21km/21km/21km)
The authority in 21k distance who wants to exceed their previous half-marathon performance.
21KM
21KM
21KM
P3,500.00
Secure slot and one time registration
One time web admin fee
Customized race bib with runner’s name
Dedicated village lounge for the finishers kit claiming
Special assembly area at the starting line
Acknowledgment during the satellite stage program
EXCEED FULL MARATHON
(21km/32km/42km)
For progressive runners who level up a category higher every RU starting at 21km and eventually a 42km
21KM
32KM
42KM
P4,000.00
CUSTOMIZED
Runners may choose or mix and match from any of the categories per Run United series.
5KM/
10KM/
21KM
5KM/
10KM/
21KM/32KM
5KM/
10KM/
21KM/
42KM
Will be computed based on the chosen registration category.
*Fees shown above include the ActiveHealth Kit
**ActiveHealth Kit includes the following:
·         5k, 10k or 21k Exceed Yourself Training Plan by Coach Ani de Leon-Brown to be sent by email
·         Personalized Race Bib
·         Race Belt (for 21k runners only)
·         FREE Sports Nutrition Solutions
o    One (1) capsule of Enervon Activ – Daily for training to help build stamina
o    One (1) 40g pack of Enervon HP – After work out for faster recovery
o    One (1) ActiveHealth Carbgel Banana flavor – During work out for sustained energy
·         Registration is until February 14, 2016 only
B.  WITHOUT ACTIVEHEALTH KIT
BUNDLE PACKAGE
(FOR ONLINE CC REGISTRATION ONLY)
COMMITTED RACE CATEGORIES
BUNDLE COST
PERKS & REWARDS
RU1
RU2
RUPM
Online
HALF-MARATHON PERFECTIONIST (21km/21km/21km)
The authority in 21k distance who wants to exceed their previous half-marathon performance.
21KM
21KM
21KM
P3,200.00
Secure slot and one time registration
One time web admin fee
Customized race bib with runner’s name
Dedicated village lounge for the finishers kit claiming
Special assembly area at the starting line
Acknowledgment during the satellite stage program
EXCEED FULL MARATHON
(21km/32km/42km)
For progressive runners who level up a category higher every RU starting at 21km and eventually a 42km
21KM
32KM
42KM
P3,700.00
CUSTOMIZED
Runners may choose or mix and match from any of the categories per Run United series.
5KM/
10KM/
21KM
5KM/
10KM/
21KM/32KM
5KM/
10KM/
21KM/
42KM
Will be computed based on the chosen registration category.
Note: Bundle cost is INCLUSIVE of P450 delivery & processing & one-time P50 web admin fees for online registrants using credit card.

Delivery of race kit will be on or before March 7, 2016.

Singlet and finisher shirt size availability is on a first come, first served basis. Deadline of registration is on February 14 or until slots last. Limited bundle slots only.

INCLUSIONS:

21k finisher medal
ASSEMBLY AND GUN START TIMES:

Race Category
Assembly Time
Gun Time
21km
3:00am
4:00am
10km
4:00am
5:00am
5km
4:30am
5:30am

 During the Morning with Active Health and Media Launch with coach Rio dela Cruz, some of the RU pacers and Active Health Team at UP Diliman.

REMINDERS:
       All registrations will be done online by logging on to www.runrio.com thru the Active Network link)
       Registration deadline is on February 29.  Singlet sizes and finishers’ shirt sizes will available on a first-come, first-served basis online.
       Singlet and finishers shirt sample sizes will be available for fitting at the registration centers.
       Prepaid cards will be sold in store on a per person basis only.
       Prepaid cards must be registered on or before February 29, 2015.  Validity expires beyond the date indicated at the back of the card.
       Online registration and prepaid card selling is on a first come first served basis.  Registration may end earlier than the announced deadline.
       D-Tag will be provided to every participant to get the runner’s accurate time result and must be surrendered to claim the finisher’s item after the race.
       No BIB, No D-TAG, NO RACE.

RACE RESULTS:
·         For Timing and Race Results concerns: feedback@runrio.com

CONTACT DETAILS:
For online and in-store registration inquiries:
·         Landline (+632) 463 4813

·         Mondays to Fridays, 10am to 6pm only, except holidays.


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