It’s Leg Day in the adidas Powerlift 2.0

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Category: Weight Lifting
Best For: Olympic Lifts
Star Feature: Flat weight-distribution plate, High-density EVA midsole
Weight: 13.4 oz
Heel Elevation: .6 in

When it comes to playing sports, we buy the right shoes for basketball, baseball, soccer, track, bowling, golf, even extreme sports like motocross. So why is it that weight lifting seems to get over looked? It seems as if people forget that weight lifting is considered a sport and going about it using the wrong equipment can have harmful and long lasting side effects. Proper training comes down to not only form, breathing, and the correct understanding of the weight you’re capable of, but also the shoes you chose to wear. Running shoes are not weight lifting shoes. Training shoes are not weight lifting shoes. Your Air Force Ones that you took out of rotation because they got scuffed are NOT weight lifting shoes.

Contrary to most people’s beliefs, the correct shoe during Olympic style lifts like the squat, deadlift, bench press, snatch and clean can dramatically change your opinion of a lift and your overall performance of that lift. Lacing up a pair of sneakers specially designed for power lifts is something you should 100% consider if you’re at all serious about your progress and performance of Olympic style lifting, and we’re here to let you know that adidas has mastered such a shoe with their entry level weight lifting shoe, the Powerlift 2.0.

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leg day

Much like their big brother, the adiPower, the adidas Powerlift 2.0 will help give you the extra push you’ve been striving for with your Olympic lifts. We’ve put these shoes through a solid leg day workout and they are no joke. The Powerlift 2.0 have stolen my heart and completely changed the way I view squats. Lets get started.

$90

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  • Glenn Jones

    The snatch and clean & jerk are Olympic lifts. The back squat, bench press and dead lift are power lifts. Olympic lifting and Powerlifting are two completely separate sports. While the shoe may well be suitable for both sports, perhaps the author of the review ought to do some basic research before expressing an opinion that others might rely upon.

    • Raw Lifter

      Heel elevation and stability are useful in all (but wide stanced multi-ply) squatting styles, so it accomplishes the same in both sports.
      That said, deadlifting flat on the ground is the best, and you don’t need fancy shoes for that.