powerlifting

What are the best shoes to lift in?

Have you ever wondered if you have the right gear for lifting? Ya know, the belt, the shoes, the gloves? The good news is, there's usually not a "right" or "wrong". (Except for gloves. Those are wrong.)

However, there is often a "better" and "best" option. Let's look at shoes and the role they play in lifting.

I talked with Amy Roberts about why Chucks can be a great lifting shoe, and she does a great job of giving much more detail at wirecutter.com. Click to read more.

Stephen Makes Austin Fit Magazine

Stephen Makes Austin Fit Magazine

Did you all catch this? You might remember Hyde Park Gym's 2016 Squat by Southwest meet, which I wrote about here. It is an annual event, but we turned this year into a fundraiser for Stephen Moore, one of our own trainers, who was in a motorcycle accident in which he lost his right foot. 

Stephen was a powerlifter for Louisiana Tech University, and had moved back to Austin shortly before the accident. He was, and continues, to be a powerlifter, and an inspiration. 

Read more about his inspiring attitude at Austin Fit Magazine: It's Not Over Until You Quit