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Getting Started With Barefoot Running
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Getting Started With Barefoot Running




One of the hottest trends amongst runners is the idea that running barefoot is a healthier, more natural and preferable way to run than that of running utilizing the modern running shoe. nike free 3.0 flyknit damen If you've decided to give barefoot running a go there are several things you'll want to keep in mind in order to prevent injury and reap the rewards that a barefoot style can provide.



1. Get yourself a pair of barefoot running shoes. nike air max 1 ultra moire One of the main obstacles to barefoot running is that, unlike our ancestors, we find ourselves running on hard concrete or asphalt surfaces often times littered with potentially harmful detritus such as glass, pebbles and various other foot-unfriendly materials. Several manufacturers have created barefoot running shoes with hard protective soles that help protect the feet of barefoot runners. The most popular of these are the Vibram Five Fingers, Nike Free and the Merrell Glove.



2. Start slow. Barefoot running requires that you a different stride and gait than modern heel-first running. When you begin you will notice soreness in your calf muscles and Achilles Tendon due to them being stretched further than you are used to. Additionally, because you are now using your arch as the natural spring it was designed as, you may notice some strain until your arch muscles strengthen. nike free 5.0 2015 damen It is recommended that you stay keep your barefoot running sessions to under a mile until your body adjusts and then slowly move up from there.



3. Focus on changing your stride. The benefits of barefoot running are derived from moving from a heel-first strike that then get's rolled over to the toe for pushing off for another stride, to a more shuffling gait on the balls of your feet that utilizes the natural spring action of your arch; resulting in reduced impact on the body's joints and muscles. nike free 5.0 2015 (herren) At first this will be a bit awkward. Take it slow and focus on landing on the balls of your feet. This is the way your body 'wants' to run and, in my experience, will become a habit more quickly than you think.



4. Above all, be safe. nike air max tailwind 8 Don't do anything that might cause injury while retraining your body. Refrain from pushing through pain or injury. If you have Diabetes or conditions that can make it difficult to feel your feet you should refrain from barefoot running as you might cause serious foot injury.
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