I had a New Years resolution to be healthy and workout and I'm finally going to start it... Better late then never lol. I plan on going to the gym and doing cardio (treadmill, elliptical, running) and some lower body weightlifting (squats, lunges, dead lifts, barbell thrusts). I have Nike running shoes but they're not that cute and I heard it's better to weightlift in flat hard shoes like chuck Taylor's or skate shoes (have a pair of DCs). What's better? I'd rather not have to change shoes during my workout. Or should I do a cardio day then a weight lifting day? Should I buy new shoes altogether? What's your favorite brand and style?
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The best shoes for weightlifting are flat ones that don't lift the heel. You want to train barefoot or in shoes like skate shoes. When the heel is lifted higher than the toe you are changing your stance in a way that shifts your weight forward. This makes the exercise feel easier because you can lift more weight with this weight shift. However it places more stress on the knees, as well as partially removes your glutes and hamstrings from the exercise. Basically you're working the quadriceps primarily when the exercises should be hitting the quads, glutes, and hams as a whole.0