Should deadlifts scrape your shins?

Should deadlifts scrape your shins?

Scraping your shins on the deadlift is painful and can result in bloody limbs. Learning how to deadlift with great form is the best protection for your legs. As well as avoiding the risk of other injuries when deadlifting. Perfecting your deadlift form should be your goal, not how much weight you can deadlift.

What are Deadlifting socks?

Deadlift socks are long and cover the full lower leg to prevent the knurling of the barbell from scraping the shin and causing them to potentially bleed. This helps keep things sanitary for both the lifter’s body and the gym they’re lifting in.

Are deadlift slippers worth it?

Deadlift Slippers Are Hands-Down the Best if You Pull Conventional. If you perform conventional deadlifts exclusively, almost without a doubt deadlift slippers will be your best option. The reason for this is simple: they create the smallest distance possible between your feet and the platform you are pushing against.

Are Metcons good for deadlifts?

It’s a very stable shoe. Metcons also fit very snugly around the foot thanks to Nike’s fancy flywire technology. Even without a metatarsal strap it’s easy to lock these shoes down and eliminate foot movement inside the shoe. So while not actually deadlift shoes, they will still function moderately well for deadlifts.

Should you wear lifting shoes for deadlifts?

Lifting straps and wraps are nice but not necessary. But shoes are essential. For convenience, coaches at Barbell Logic recommend that most lifters deadlift in their lifting shoes. Training at home may be an exception, but most lifting environments require you to be shod.

Can I run in metcon 6?

The Metcon 6 gave plenty of support and structure under the heel, and enough room in the forefoot for the toes to move and give the feel of the floor through the whole foot. The sole in the Metcon 6 seems to have found the perfect balance between running and lifting job descriptions.

Are Metcons or Nanos better?

Both are primarily meant for indoor traction, as the tread depth isn’t very deep. You can see that the Metcon 5 has side to side pre-formed flex grooves — where the Nano 9 does not. This makes the Metcon 5 more flexible in the forefoot — this can be important for running, box jumps, jump rope, double unders, etc.


Andrey is a coach, sports writer and editor. He is mainly involved in weightlifting. He also edits and writes articles for the IronSet blog where he shares his experiences. Andrey knows everything from warm-up to hard workout.