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    anybody use olympic shoes to pull

    I like pulling just In socks was wearing my Olympics today and picked up a bar off the ground and never though about deadlifting in them just wondering if anyone competes or trains with them.

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    Yeah bro, I always pull in Olys, but I also train the olympic lifts. I will take them off when I go for a max though.
    It changes the mechanics enough, but it is like pulling from a deficit.
    I even pull sumo with the Olys.

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    I've pulled with Oly shoes before.

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    why do you take them off for maxes?

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    I use crossfit shoes. Reebok nano

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    Quote Originally Posted by swolehead View Post
    why do you take them off for maxes?
    Shorter ROM although some ppl set PRs with Oly shoes

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    I pulled conventional a few times in them and it felt good, felt like i could get better drive. Tried in sumo as well which feels better flat foot.

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    I got deadlifts tomoro I felt as if I could drop my a** lower and engage my legs lower I have realy tight calvs so I also get the better drive but I'm going to pull with them tomoro and I'll check back in tomoro after that let you know what I think curently doing 3s and off cycle so there's not guna be any prs but I'll still be able to tell

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    so I waited until I got to 465 to put the Olympics on so did 1 set without 2nd set with them the 3rd rep felt alot harder. I decided to do the next without and that 3rd rep was easier as for the first rep I think my form looked better because i could get my a** lower but both would pass in a meet so overall I believe I can pull heavier in socks then the olys so that's what I'll stick with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swolehead View Post
    so I waited until I got to 465 to put the Olympics on so did 1 set without 2nd set with them the 3rd rep felt alot harder. I decided to do the next without and that 3rd rep was easier as for the first rep I think my form looked better because i could get my a** lower but both would pass in a meet so overall I believe I can pull heavier in socks then the olys so that's what I'll stick with.
    You have to go with what works best for you but to really give the oly's a shot you need to give them a few weeks and possible tweak your form/starting position. You may need to increase or decrease your back angle depending on your leverages, you could possibly do better with them in sumo deads, etc. In the end just do what feels best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceberg
    I use crossfit shoes. Reebok nano
    Ditto. Great compromise between bare feet but still having shoes.

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    Cons

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    cons would be there for crossfit

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    Quote Originally Posted by swolehead View Post
    cons would be there for crossfit
    Lol.

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    Bench, pull, squat - all done in olympic shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyKirk
    Bench, pull, squat - all done in olympic shoes.
    Are you a weightlifter or a powerlifter?

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    Pulling in olympic shoes is a disadvantage for most. Like someone already said its like pulling a defecit. Im sure if you train in them and then compete in a flat sole shoe it will come off the floor easier than you would expect so it might not be a bad thing in training.

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