At the start of 2019, you must have prepared a list of 'to do things' and getting fit must have been surely a part of it. But that list alone my friend will not help you in any way. So pick up your gears and head to the gym to fulfill your goals.
Now as you have taken the first step towards fitness, here is quick advice - get into a smart pair of shoes. Not just any shoes as your goal are to burn those extra fat layers around you and running & training is the key to it. Adidas has recently launched Alpha Bounce Instinct, a complete shoe for all you gym lovers.
The Adidas Alphabounce Instinct is the next generation of the alpha bounce family. If you are looking for an all-around shoe for multiple activities, look no further. To Help you in your journey towards fitness we have shortlisted 5 exercises for you which will help in your transformation. We did the following exercises to test the features of this shoe and this is how it performed.
Please note: I don't like my shoe really tight and if you too feel the same way please go for a half size over your regular fitting shoe size.
Sprints are basically short runs which require you to run as hard as you can, utilizing all your energy and muscle power for short intense bursts. Solid upper mesh, firm landing support and an adequate bounce return is what a runner expects out of a shoe to last the sprint. The Alpha Bounce Instinct will cover anything you throw at it. The entire upper is made up of one piece forge mesh construction and the lines run through the shoe.
This forged mesh gives the shoe a good look from a distance. Adidas has molded this ripple pattern throughout the upper and that's what makes it even more interesting and appealing. Any stiffness if you may feel may be to keep the ripple intact on the upper of the shoe. The laces are looped through the nylon loop under the laces. You have the tongue which is made up of this neoprene material which is not very stretchy and at times slipping in your foot inside is difficult.
A classic bodyweight move that every fitness-lover likes. Mountain climbers challenge your balance, agility, and coordination. Mountain climbers require you to engage your upper arm muscles, as well as your core and your legs. Adidas added an S-shape torsion system in the mid-foot of the Alpha Bounce Instinct which is to stop the Torsion twisting. Like every time you are performing this exercise you land on your front foot and a good Torsion system will help you avoid injuries.
Towards the bottom of the shoe, you have this chunky bounce mid-sole and it too has the ripple effect texture which matches with the upper mesh of the shoe. But let me inform you if you are expecting a boost like comfort in these shoes please don't because they are different.
The 'deadlift' is a weight training exercise in which a loaded barbell is lifted off the ground to the level of the hips and then lowered to the ground. The classic deadlift is one of the best exercises you can perform in a gym, a move that can build strength and burn plenty of calories. Muscles involved are back, arms, thighs and it also provides core stability. Alpha bounce Instincts' heel support system provides the much-needed support required to perform a deadlift.
An interesting thing about this shoe is that they have two cushions like feature inside the shoe around the ankle which increases the comfort factor in comparison to the earlier version of the shoe. There is a very plush sock liner in the inside of the shoe around the heel area for that extra support.
The burpee is a full body exercise used in strength training and as an aerobic exercise. The basic movement is performed in five steps:
> Begin in a standing position.
> Move into a squat position with your hands on the ground.
> Kick your feet back into a plank position while keeping your arms extended.
> Immediately return your feet into squat position.
> Stand up from the squat position.
So in order to perform this exercise you need a shoe which is flexible, provides good grip and have a supporting Torsion system and Alpha Bounce Instinct provides you with all of the above and little extra with the heel support.
Kettle Bell Swing
The standard is a fundamental kettlebell exercise that should be done before all of your variations. This exercise alone will give your core a killer workout. So what is important while you are performing this exercise along with keeping your form and body posture accurate is the firm support for your feet, which is provided by the Adidas Alpha Bounce Instinct.
At the bottom of the shoe, you have a continental rubber sole which provides strong anti-slip support for exercises like these. You need to keep your legs steady while doing this exercise and a stronghold of the ground plays an important role or you may be on the floor next minute. Also, the Continental rubber sole lasts longer in comparison to the other rubber soles.
So how well did the shoe last during the test?
Talking about the comfort while wearing the shoe, I should be honest that in the beginning, it was little rigid and hard but with each passing day, the comfort factor increased. Heel support is super cool and if you like doing deadlifts with firm support on the ground this one is far better than its predecessors.
Overall it's a shoe for people who are into cross-fit, functional training, bodyweight exercises, and gym running but if you are an avid runner, we will advise you to wait for the Adidas Ultra Boost-19.