terribly important however if the belt is too heavy it will be much more

Terribly important however if the belt is too heavy

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terribly important, however if the belt is too heavy it will be much more difficult to break in. I’d also steer you towards a single prong belt as opposed to a double prong for the ease in taking it on and putting it off. Double prongers can be a serious pain in the ass. If you’ve graduated from the Greyskull LP, you should already have, and be accustomed to using a belt like this.
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© 2013 Villain Publishing 51 Footwear This is a topic that is talked about entirely too much, in my opinion, on the Internet; what kind of shoes should I wear to train in. While this is a matter of personal preference, I do feel that there are some styles of footwear that are more suited to effective strength training, particularly during any movement in which your feet are in contact with the ground (if you want to wear stripper heels while you do decline bench presses, do so by all means, and send photos). Basically, anything with a solid, flat-ish sole that ties tight around your foot will do the trick. Some of the more popular styles that I recommend are: Converse Chuck Taylors Adidas Sambas Skate Shoes Work Boots (my personal favorite. Be sure to pair these with a cutoff flannel and jean shorts to pay homage to 90’s Flex Magazine) Olympic Weightlifting shoes (though I’ll probably clown on you a bit for these in Greyskull) Styles that you want to avoid are anything with a big, cushiony sole, Vibram Five Fingers, Shape-ups, or any other type of footwear that doubles as an effective contraceptive or alternative lifestyle identification badge. As I indicated above, work boots are my favorite training footwear. They balance support and rugged construction with a solid sole. They can be bought just about anywhere, and will last you a long time, particularly if you have a pair that is solely designated for training. Whichever style you opt for, always remember the most important rule of training footwear; You absolutely must look cool. Keep this in mind if you’re toying with the weightlifting shoe idea. If you train at a CrossFit gym, first off I’m sorry to hear that, second, you will probably look cool to the Lulu Lemmon and knee sock clad hotties, in which case I say go for it. If you’re training in a commercial gym, then give serious consideration to the idea that no one there will think you’re cool, except maybe the bodybuilding.com forum poster with his copy of Starting Strength, his NO Xplode, and his autographed Glen Pendlay poster in his gym bag (no offense to Rip or Pendlay intended, I’m slamming the internet gym nerd here).
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© 2013 Villain Publishing 52 The cardio bunnies, and figure girls you find in there will be less than impressed, and will probably think that you have some sort of condition. If you’re caught in a situation like this with an adequately hot broad in front of you inquiring about your blue Do Win’s, simply say “These are my magic shoes”, on the off chance that she’s had a long running fantasy of fucking Forrest Gump like Jen-nay should have after he beat up her hippie boyfriend at the Black Panther rally.
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