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    Sandals in the gym

    Can someone anyone please explain to me why people wear sandals in the gym? Or better yet explain to me how you do squats wearing sandals? I saw a guy today doing squats in sandals and I am thinking what if his foot slips on the sandal. He could seriously injure himself.

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    I always wear sandals except at the ymca cause they won't let you.
    When doin squats i do them barefoot. I just dont like any heavy clothes and try to stay cool without socks etc.

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    I've never seen anyone wear sandals in a gym..........as for squats,I like a very flat shoe,sometimes I even squat bare foot!!!!!

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    Barefoot I can understand, but sandals get slippery and your feet are not in there very tightly. I am just waiting for someone to slip roll an ankle and drop a bar on there head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Da Bull
    I've never seen anyone wear sandals in a gym..........as for squats,I like a very flat shoe,sometimes I even squat bare foot!!!!!

    OMG DID HE JUST SAY BARE FOOT!?

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    You will be forced to change into regular shoes or boots in my gym, and yes i have see some of the bigger guys take thier shoes off to squat...

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    Arnold did it...

    at least once on video...

    i've heard of a few people trying to emulate their hero doing it...

    i don't want to be around when someone drops a DB on their toes...

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    I'm guilty of wearing flops to the gym sometimes, but not because I want to be like Ahhhnold... I'm just a lazy bastard is all!!

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    Well I doubt my tennis shoes are going soften the blow that much more if I was to drop a plate on it but I still wear em but I'd rather do some lifts bare foot...squat and deadlift come to mind. And CB's right Arnold did wear them but again he flipped them off when it was lift off.

    You know what? Come to think of it I've never noticed what others wear while on the floor...well....maybe...the women but other than that I just never noticed.

    I say let him smash his toe....might be pretty cool if you happen to be there when it happens. hahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripped4fsu
    I'm guilty of wearing flops to the gym sometimes, but not because I want to be like Ahhhnold... I'm just a lazy bastard is all!!
    You have FSU in your name....you're forgiven. It's almost like a get out of jail free card. hahahaha

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    atleast he's squatting, nobody in my gym knows what a squat is

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    i only wear flip flops in the gym, arnold did it, lots of ppl do it......

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    Quote Originally Posted by DARKSEID
    atleast he's squatting, nobody in my gym knows what a squat is
    you're right, I go to the gym and I'm the only guy that squats. I take that pussy ass cushion thing off, too. People stare at me like, whoah I've never seen anybody do that before. Everyone's always on the machines doing no weight at all - they look like they might as well be reading a book or sitting down watching TV - **** those bitches takin up space,

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    oh once the weather gets warm..

    it's sandals for me until the fall.**** i was wearing them just trying to hold onto the summer feeling in like october so my seasonal depression wouldn't set in. i just feel more comffortable in them in the spring summer

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    Drop a 20lb dumbell on his foot he wont be wearing sandels anymore...haha, but i do do squats barefoot and sometimes get funny looks, bt at least im not walking around thong sandels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by partyboynyc
    it's sandals for me until the fall.**** i was wearing them just trying to hold onto the summer feeling in like october so my seasonal depression wouldn't set in. i just feel more comffortable in them in the spring summer
    i agree - but i gotta wear shoes in the gym...

    but everywhere else, it's sandals all the way...

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    why does everyone think that bc your wearing sneakers, that if you drop a wt on your foot youll be safe, it will be just a broke with shoes on, than without......

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    why people even wear them at the clubs, must be against the law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Da Bull
    I've never seen anyone wear sandals in a gym..........as for squats,I like a very flat shoe,sometimes I even squat bare foot!!!!!
    now thats some old school **** right there....Nice

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    I wear sandals in the gym.. because my feets swet a lot.. but don't wear it when I doing heavy lifts like squat or deadlifts !!

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