Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Gait Guys - Find Them On Facebook and Youtube

I was fortunate to be directed to these guys just in time.  I have been helping out some friends' running issues and in searching for mobility, strengthening, etc I found these Guys.  They are 'the business', many videos with commentaries explaining physiology, and funny commentaries on famous running videos, such as Gaits in the movies :).  Click here to see where the T1000 went wrong!

Vibram has a pair that's a little dressier, better suited for cold weather.

Almost acceptable at some business casual work places?  What do you think? The VFF Bormios looks like a step in the casual footwear direction for Vibram.   The soles appear to be the same as my KSO Treks.  Very good in snow/mud, etc.  I could foresee some difficulty in getting my toes in the correct slots, I use the flexibility of my KSOs to wrangle a couple of my useless mal-formed toes where they belong.  Review is here

How Dark Chocolate Can Help Your Fitness

Researchers have known for some time that chocolate has healthful effects, and recent epidemiological studies have shown that people who regularly indulge in moderate amounts of dark chocolate are less likely to develop high blood pressure or heart disease or suffer strokes. But chocolate’s potential role in exercise performance had not been studied, or probably even much considered, until scientists at the University of California, San Diego, and other institutions gave middle-aged, sedentary male mice a purified form of cacao’s primary nutritional ingredient, known as epicatechin, and had the mice work out. Epicatechin is a flavonol, a class of molecules that are thought to have widespread effects on the body.

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Terra Plana's expert Lee Saxby teaches us the skill of barefoot running

Learning the Skill of Barefoot Running from Terra Plana on Vimeo.