I train pretty hard most of the the year, but during the summer months I like to toy around with diffrent things. This year I got a power cage for my cabin, I constructed a platform for it in the wooded area. One day decided to do some back squats barefoot. I noticed that with the same weight I would normally squat for about 6 reps I could go deeper barefooted than I could do with my shoes on.
This doesn't make sense to me since shoes should add ankle stability. Anyone want to tackle this? I'm just curious. By the way I also felt the effect of the squat way more, and have since continued squatting this way at home, I feel like my legs are way more powerful since doing this? Again can anyone explain why?