Training and Fashion – Jim Wendler

Training and Fashion

Training and Fashion Clothing-wise, wear whatever you think is comfortable to train in. I generally  wear cutoff cargo pants and whatever T-shirt/long sleeve shirt I have on that day.  I'm not too specific, only that I abhor typical training shorts – mesh or otherwise. That's just my personal preference and whatever yours is, adhere to  it!  I just don't like to feel like I'm training in pajamas. As for gear, the two biggest things that people need (other than gym equipment)  are a belt and a good pair of squat shoes. Don't skimp on either of these things; they may be expensive but they'll last a lifetime. The belt I use is a typical powerlifting belt – 4 inches wide and only 10 mm thick; I don't particularly like a super stiff belt. I don't want to spend a year breaking it  in before being able to tighten or loosen the belt. Also, always get a single prong belt as there's no need to have two prongs    – it's just one more thing to fuss with. And it makes no difference in the strength of the belt. Lots of huge, strong men have lifted massive weights with a  single prong belt. As for shoes, I'm entirely convinced that Olympic lifting shoes are the way to go for squatting. Your feet don't squish around, the heel is elevated to provide great squatting position, and once you walk the weight out your feet are  cemented to the ground. For deadlifting, I use the Metal Squat shoe. This is a  flat-soled shoe that doesn't move around like a Chuck Taylor.  But if you are in a money pinch, get Chuck Taylor's as they are going to be the best bang for your money. All of this stuff is expensive, but I'd rather buy nice than buy twice. 5/3/1: The Simplest and Most Effective Training Program for Building Raw Strength (Ebook) 5/3/1: The Simplest and Most Effective Training Program for Building Raw Strength (Hard Copy on Amazon) TNation Blood and Chalk