06 Oct '16, 12am

6 Lessons from Barefoot Running to Improve Speed and Reduce Injury

6 Lessons from Barefoot Running to Improve Speed and Reduce Injury How often do you think about your feet {besides lusting after great new kicks }? Or the important role they play in injury free running? There are 26 bones connected through 33 joints in the human foot. Of greatest importance: the big toe! It provides balance, foot stability and explosive power for your running stride. Proponents of barefoot running point to this as one of the major benefits of letting our feet be free! Gaining foot strength can improve your entire stride, which increases speed and reduces injury. While I never found myself interested in going entirely unshod {ouch glass, eww city streets }, barefoot running can provide us with tools and techniques to get stronger and stay injury free. LAND SOFTLY – If you can hear your feet hitting the ground, you’re landing with too much force. Your foot ...

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