What shoes for bodybuilding should you wear? I used to recommend running shoes. They had a good built-in arch support. This keeps your feet from facing compression injuries during heavy leg and back work. Also, they had a good tread. This sticks to a calf block when doing standing or seated calf raises. Additionally, they didn’t cost that much. Usually, under $100 per pair. Finally, they were quite sturdy and trendy looking.
What About Cross Training Shoes For Bodybuilding
With the recent advent of cross-training shoes, however, I have now changed my mind. Cross-trainers have been developed specifically with bodybuilding workouts in mind. Both the type in the gym and the type on a bike, stair climber, or treadmill. They are designed to help burn body fat when you are in a peaking cycle.
Cross-trainers even have great built-in lateral stability. That makes them ideal for organized aerobics classes. You know, the type where you jump along and spontaneously shriek at the top of your lungs from time to time. That shows how enthusiastic you are about the burn!
Cross Trainers – The Best Shoes For Bodybuilding
Cross-trainers tend to cost a little more than running shoes. The range of prices isn’t as great as with shoes specifically designed for running. However, they tend to be even more colorful and trendier than joggers.
You will probably only need one pair of cross-trainers to last you all year. That is unless you happen to wear them all the time.
Don’t Forget The Podiatrist
There’s another option for shoes for bodybuilding. Can you afford the price of a podiatrist’s appointment? I’d also suggest you have your feet examined. Many women (and men, too) have slight irregularities in the construction of their feet. Also in the length of their lower limbs. These can be corrected quite simply by wearing an orthotic device in the cross-trainers. I know one woman at the gym where I train who cured a long-standing lower-back injury with a pair of orthotics!