SQUAT WEDGES vs WEIGHTLIFTING SHOES

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    Agustin Valdes
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    Hi Joe,

    If the goal is maximal quads hypertropy, what are your general thoughts on using weightlifting shoes?

    In my opinion, the advantage of the shoes vs the wedges is that you can use them everywhere (leg press, hack squats, pendulum squats, lunges), not just squats, but the disadvantage is that you get less heel elevation and thus less beneficial effect.

    I’ve been squatting with weightlifting shoes for years and find it useful but I was thinking of buying some squat wedges to try to improve my squat and bias it even more for quads. What do you think? Is this something worth trying? Also, you recommend the 10º solos from prime, right? I’ve seen the 20º ones but they look like too much and I’m also worried about increasing too much the patellofemoral forces, since I’ve got knee pain in the past when I’ve tried those steep squat ramps. Is this a concern?

    Thanks a lot Joe.

    Best,

    Agustin.

    #24026
    Joe
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    Hi Joe,

    If the goal is maximal quads hypertropy, what are your general thoughts on using weightlifting shoes?

    In my opinion, the advantage of the shoes vs the wedges is that you can use them everywhere (leg press, hack squats, pendulum squats, lunges), not just squats, but the disadvantage is that you get less heel elevation and thus less beneficial effect.

    I’ve been squatting with weightlifting shoes for years and find it useful but I was thinking of buying some squat wedges to try to improve my squat and bias it even more for quads. What do you think? Is this something worth trying? Also, you recommend the 10º solos from prime, right? I’ve seen the 20º ones but they look like too much and I’m also worried about increasing too much the patellofemoral forces, since I’ve got knee pain in the past when I’ve tried those steep squat ramps. Is this a concern?

    Thanks a lot Joe.

    Best,

    Agustin.

    #24028
    Agustin Valdes
    Participant

    Awesome, thanks so much Joe =)

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