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Old 07-11-2008, 09:30 AM   #2
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WL shoes have a lifted heel specifically to increase the ROM of the ankles and allow the hips to sit in farther under the shoulders. Remove that, and you'll be placing a new dose of strain on the ankles/achilles tendons and on hip extensor/adductor flexibility. If the necessary flexibility isn't there, you have injury or at least discomfort. So yes, you can lift in CTs or barefoot, but you'll be limited in your max weights, and if you're going from WLs shoes to CTs/barefoot, make a conservative transition and spend plenty of time on ankle flexibility.
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