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Why did BBs in 70s train barefoot? (pumping iron)


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Excerpt: Just curious why did they train barefoot? Was this how they trained or was it just for pumping iron. It seems like such a stupid and easy way to get hurt. Looks funny when you see them training legs barefoot or in flip flops.

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    Question Why did BBs in 70s train barefoot? (pumping iron)

    Just curious why did they train barefoot? Was this how they trained or was it just for pumping iron. It seems like such a stupid and easy way to get hurt. Looks funny when you see them training legs barefoot or in flip flops.

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    I just noticed htis last night when looking at a site with Arnold pics. He was squatting a shit load barefoot... wtf. LoL

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    because shoes were not invented then.

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    they secretly wanted a 45 plate to drop on their toes.
    Arnold loved pain.

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    I have seen a bunch of people deadlift with no shoes on, but thats a little different

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    because the 70's california culture was all about nature and shit. see all the pics up on rocks and by the sea? they were cultivating the california beach boy image.

    i've lifted barefoot. it's cool.

    jc

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