Introduction to Barefoot Running

| 07/04/2016 | 0 Comments More

Vibram FiveFingersDid you know?…  Our foot has 200,000 nerve endings – 28 bones – 19 major muscles – 33 joint centres – 17 ligaments.

Benefits of Walking & Running Barefoot:

Personally I’m not a fan, but I do see and understand the benefits, so here’s what the experts say…

Strength: While naturally strengthening the muscles in your feet, you are also exercising calves, thighs, gluts, lower back and abdomen as well as increasing your core strength.

Posture: As your posture naturally improves, you lessen the impact on your knees and hips.

Stimulation: By increasing the sensation to all 200,000 nerve endings in your feet, you enhance sensory perception and improve circulation.

Transition to Barefoot:

  • Your feet will need time to adjust.
  • Don’t rush into doing lots of barefoot running overnight.
  • Listen to your body and build up your barefoot running slowly. Your feet have been encased in shoes all their life and need time to adjust.

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