We post a lot of barefoot workouts and photos, not all, but a lot.
I’ve been training barefoot for a very long time and quite simply, enjoy it. I grew up near the beach, and one of my original home gyms is low key and underground so it’s fun to do my thing with no shoes. What’s more is that I have a very deep connection with exercise, and I enjoy the primitiveness of going barefoot. Then there’s the functionality part. I think it helps my deadlifts, squats, lunges, and single-leg work. Does research back that up? I don’t know. Probably not. But as someone that’s been doing this a very long time, it’s just something I know I enjoy and makes me feel more connected during my workouts. Will I do it at your gym? Probably not. But if I’m on home turf or at a gym that allows it, absolutely.
Should you try barefoot workouts? Sure, if you want.
Try squatting or deadlifting with shoes, then try squatting and deadlifting without shoes. When you do so, think about all of the little muscles in your feet, toes, and calves. Doesn’t it feel like you can stick to the floor a little bit easier barefoot? If not, try concentrating a little harder.
You might like it. You might not.
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