Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Top 10 Mobility Exercises For Runners

Updated: Sep 1st 2011 10:15 AM UTC by

Something to Think About During Your Next Run

Don't be a foot-lander, be a foot lifter.  During your stride, you will notice that your foot is coming back down to the Earth no matter what you do.  Let's call this a physical certainty due to gravity :). 

Avoid pain: If you're sticking to the barefoot or minimal foot padding as we suggest (or insist) you'll land correctly because you're avoiding pain.  So let it happen and put it out of your mind. 

Quick turnover: Whether you're running quickly or slowly, the cadence is quick.  In this post, we are suggesting us to think about lifting your foot - or popping it up.  Pop-pop-pop, can only lead to a quick cadence and shortened stride.  The questions you can ask yourself: 'how many foot lifts am I doing per minute?'  'how many milliseconds passed before I lifted my foot?' 

You burn no energy when your feet are off the ground, you can't lose traction on a slippery trail when your feet are off the ground, no impact injuries when your feet are off the ground.  Lift that foot straight up as if you're on hot coals and say 'pop-pop-pop-pop' to yourself.  Let us know how it feels!!

Working Out Barefoot

by ADMIN on SEPTEMBER 25, 2011
Barefoot running is one area that has been obtaining a large amount of recognition of late. Depending on who is responsible for having to pay that attention, barefoot running is actually possibly a big unique trend or even the most current trend. There are a lot of claims and counterclaims created forbarefoot running. On one hand, people who foster barefoot running claim over it really being the easiest method to fix excessive use problems within those who workout. On the other hand, those doctors who handle running injury happen to be declaring they see and treat a lot of overuse injuries frombarefoot running You will discover states of which barefoot running reduces the impact forces at a your back heel when they hit the floor on the front foot, but there is little facts that hindfoot ground contact is a concern and its is rarely credited from those pushing barefoot running that we now have accelerated loads thru a lot of the joints inside the foot along with ankle anytime front foot first. What exactly is getting increasingly obvious that there’s not one jogging style that’s much better than another. You will see a unique jogging gait that’s better for every individual athlete and then for quite a few, that’ll be barefoot running.