Vibram FiveFingers For The Gym
Much of what has been written online about Vibram FiveFinger shoes has been about using the minimalist shoes for running. However, it is always advantageous to restrict the movement of the foot as little as possible in other sports, and this is doubly true in the gym. Have you noticed in all the old pictures of bodybuilders like Arnold are barefoot or in flip-flops? Training barefoot is the most enjoyable way to train, and the best way to lift. Just like you take care of your body while working out to ensure correct form and movement, you've got to take care of your feet as well. The feet, ankles, and toes need to be trained like any other body part, so this makes the Vibram FiveFinger Gym Shoes ideal for gym work and fitness training. All the models have closed toes, which means that there are no health or safety issue in the gym, whilst offering some form of protection. The treads have been designed so they give the wearer an excellent grip on any surface. They also help you to switch on your pelvic floor and core abdominal muscles, which is obviously very important for any type of resistance training.
With a zero drop from heel to toes, Vibram FiveFingers encourages a more natural posture. This can help with stability when performing compound exercises in the gym. Many of our gym and fitness athletes have reported increased strength in their feet and lower legs as a result of training in Vibram FiveFinger shoes.
Wearing Vibram FiveFingers while training in the gym, the wearer will:
- Eliminate heel lift to align the spine and improve posture
- Strengthen muscles in the feet and lower legs
- Improve range of motion in ankles, feet and toes
- Stimulate neural function important for balance and agility
Vibrams are also great for lifting and almost as good as actually being barefoot, but without the associated risk factors, which makes them a much better alternative. In just a few weeks with Vibram FiveFinger Gym Shoes wearers will quickly notice stronger lower leg muscles, toe separation and better balance. Many experts believe the shoes we wear not only cast the foot in a protective form, but also weaken our foot and leg muscles, leaving them underdeveloped and more susceptible to injury. This is where the Vibram FiveFinger Gym Shoes come in to eliminate that threat and improve the function and overall health of the feet.
When looking for the perfect Vibram for the gym we would recommend the Vibram KSO EVO