Good trainers provide comfort during your workout, help improve your exercise technique, and protect against injuries and sprains.
1. Trainers for weight training
If you go to the gym, do a little running, exercise on machines, and do not go near barbells and dumbbells heavier than 5 kg, you do not need special trainers for weight sports. Comfortable shoes for fitness programs will suffice. You can choose the very comfortable, lightweight, and breathable adidas yeezy trainers for walking or training at the gym.
If you decide to take up powerlifting, weightlifting, or bodybuilding in earnest, it’s worth taking the choice of shoes more seriously.
Features of trainers
- Stiff and rigid soles. During weight training, your feet must stand firmly on the ground and your feet must press firmly against the floor. This allows you to fully engage the muscles in your hips and buttocks. If you wear running shoes, shock-absorbing soles absorb energy, prevent the weight of the body from being distributed evenly over the feet and reduce the stability of the knees.
- A snug fit to the foot. Trainers must provide good support. The foot should not dangle in them. If the trainer is tight or cramped, it disturbs the weight distribution in the foot and reduces your performance.
- Good grip. The sole should not slip – this can lead to injury.
2. Minimalist trainers
These are very flexible trainers with a thin sole, in which you will feel as comfortable as possible in a shoe.
These models ensure perfect biomechanics, keeping your feet as stable as possible and your feet in full contact with the ground during the exercise. One study found that minimalist trainers provide a more stable footing during squats than mixed-grip trainers.
Also, trainers without cushioning and a raised heel help strengthen the feet. One study showed that minimalist trainers increase strength and hypertrophy of the foot muscles.
Rubber soles on sneakers keep the foot planted firmly on the floor, while the high models provide support for the ankle.
Sneakers are ideal for lifting exercises such as deadlifts, low-back squats, or wide-leg squats. They are a good choice for powerlifters or anyone just starting in weightlifting who does not want to spend a lot of money on athletic footwear.
4. Fitness trainers
There are a huge number of fitness activities and new ones are constantly emerging. Among the best known are aerobics, step aerobics, and other exercises. All of these types include aerobic exercise, quick coordinated movements, spins, and jumps, and do not contain any serious strength or impact.
Features of trainers
- Lightness. The lighter the trainer, the more comfortable it is to walk, jump, step or balance in.
- Breathable. Mesh uppers are a definite plus for fitness trainers. Mesh technology reduces weight and wicks sweat away from your feet.
- Flexible sole. Elastic sole lets feet move with maximum naturalness.
- Soft sole. Fitness trainers do not need much cushioning, since shock-loading during exercise is minimized. But some softness in the sole will not hurt. These trainers are more comfortable stepping in and jumping in.
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