How important are shoes for any outdoor or indoor activity? Seldom do people realise that shoes –and that too and the right shoes are the mainstay in any sporting activity.
I have always seen when people go to work out in a gym, most of their focus is on getting the right attire. Their shorts, tights, track pants, t shirt etc.. but, to get the right shoes is the last priority or not a priority at all. This is absolutely wrong.
According to me the most important of all gears for a gym workout is the shoes. Let me explain to you why Gym Shoes are important for the workout.
As a fitness professional, I insist gym goers to use separate pair of shoes for the workout. The basic reason for this is not only the hygiene factor but, also its related to our immunity! Shocked?
Now the big question that has probably cropped up in your mind after reading this is how is that I am relating a separate gym shoes to Immunity? What is the relation between immunity and shoes hygiene? The answer to your query is plain and simple. When we are working out, our immunity level drops and if wear the same shoe that we wear outdoors it’s unhygienic. This unhygienic shoes cause infection and there will be greater chances of falling sick.
One of the reasons for wearing shoes in fitness centres or gym is safety. We cannot possibly run on the treadmill without shoes. Secondly, we tend to roam in the gym fro one area to the other. In the area where free weights and dumbbells are there its safe to be wearing your shoes and entering here so as to avoid any kind of injury such as the weights falling on your feet etc..
Weight Training Exercises
The Specific shoes for weightlifting will help to perform the power training like squats and deadlight like exercises. It is not a good idea performing weight lifting exercises in other sport shoes like running which will result in muscles not only not getting trained correct but, there is a great possibility of injury to the knees as well as your ankles.
When you wear the right footwear for the activity, you will be confident and that confidence will boost your performance .The performance in the way of targeting your muscles core efficient, adding more weight in your exercise like squats and dead lift etc
I insists do your workout in proper Gym Shoes