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    The Blog

    The Glute Guy Smashes in his Pedestals

    Dr. Bret Contreras has created a surge in glute training across the strength and conditioning community and is responsible for some of the best bums out there. 

    We had the pleasure of crushing weights with him at the 2016 Fitness Summit and hear him speak about posterior chain training. He throws serious weight around with awesome technique and we are big fans of his work. 

    Bret was kind enough to share his experience with Pedestal with us:

    "I prefer to deadlift barefoot, but I don't like dirtying up my feet or quickly ruining my socks. Enter Pedestals - they're perfect for the job. They're durable, and they can be worn during warm-ups, deadlifts, jumping, or the entire training session for that matter. I support Pedastal Footwear's mission. 

    Bret Contreras PhD, CSCS"

    Thank you for visiting and Keep Crushing!

    In good health,

    The Pedestal Guys

    Back Bay Health Loves Their Pedestals

    (Pictured: Chi with the thumbs up, in the center Craig Liebenson, and Laura & Tim to the right from Back Bay Health)

    Back Bay Health is a leading Performance and Physical Therapy center here in Boston. BBH is lead by Tim and his wife Laura and they are always seeking ways to help their patients feel and function better.

    They recently attended a seminar with Craig Liebenson at Clientel 3 and Pedestals were the preferred footwear among the presenters and attendees. 

    Tim was kind enough to share a few words about why he enjoys working and training in his Pedestals:

    "I work in a private physical rehabilitation office where I need to dress semi-formally but also remain active. The Pedestal 2.0’s are great because they look sharp, they help grip the hardwood floors when demonstrating barefoot exercises and they don’t end up smelling rank at the end of the day. So it’s a win for me and a win for the patients."

    Thank you all for reading. Your support is always greatly appreciated.

    Keep Building Your Base!

    In good health,

    The Pedestal Guys


    Boston Firefighter & Former Marine Sniper, Loves His Pedestals

    From D-1 Hockey Player, to Marine Sniper, to Boston Firefighter, Michael Aylward knows what it means to train for performance and functionality.

    Mike uses Pedestals during his training sessions so we asked him to share some of his goals and favorites movements with all of us.

    Location: Boston, MA


    Occupation: Fireman; Boston Fire Department


    Fitness Goal: My fitness goal is simple. To maintain my body so that it will allow me to do my job and hobbies well and for as long as possible. Strength but, also mobility and endurance are very important to me. 


    Favorite Movement: Front Squat. Gotta get deep baby


    Favorite Quote: Without a sign, his sword the brave man draws, and asks no omen, but his countries cause. - Homer


    3 Bucket List: Build a house, Climb Denali, Travel the world with my wife. 

    Thank you Mike for keeping us safe on the field of battle and in the great city of Boston. Veterans like Mike are why we take such pride in producing our Pedestals in the USA.

    Keep Crushing!

    Much Love,

    The Pedestal Guys

    Pedestal in the NBA

    Adam with Russell Westbrook (left) and Kevin Durant (right)

    (Adam with Russell Westbrook (left) and Kevin Durant (right))

    Adam Harrington is as genuine as they come.

    He also happens to be the Assistant Coach & Director of Player Development for the Brooklyn Nets and an early adopter of Pedestal. 

    As a coach and former player for the Dallas Mavericks and Denver Nuggets, he is well aware of how foot health impacts athletic performance and well being. 

    Adam was kind enough to send us over some thoughts on Pedestal (below):

    "I have been wearing the socks from Pedestal since the first pair that came out and can’t talk enough about them with athletes that I come across. Through the past few years, I have become more and more conscious about my feet and how important they are to me both off and off the basketball court. Ironically this lead me to Mike & the Pedestal Footwear socks that have allowed to me to train the right way and in style ever since. I highly recommend giving the company, it’s mission, science and product a chance the next time you workout.” - Adam Harrington (Asst. Coach – Brooklyn Nets) 

    We hope you enjoyed our weekly Tuesday Testimonial.

    Keep Building Your Base!

    Much Love,

    The Pedestal Guys

    "The best training socks out there." - Tim Collins MLB Pitcher

    TIm Collins, formerly of the Kansas City Royals, is staying strong post Tommy John surgery by crushing in his Pedestals with the Washington Nationals. 

    Tim is a longtime member of Cressey Sports Performance and an absolute work horse. I had the pleasure of training alongside him during the early part of his career and he put in a 100% effort with every rep. He is as tough as they come and we are honored to have his vote of confidence. 

    Here is what Tim had to say about Pedestal:

    "I've always been a big fan of barefoot training. But with regular socks you are extremely limited in which movements you are able to perform. With the Pedestal 2.0 I no longer have to worry about that. The best training socks out there, and highly recommend them to anyone looking to get out of there shoes."

    Thank you for reading and keep Building Your Base!

    Much Love,

    The Pedestal Guys