Minimalist Shoes Vindicated!

DAILY MOTIVATION

“The inner fire is the most important thing mankind possesses.”

fire stock 4

D>S>P

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DAILY FEATURE: Minimalist Shoe Running (How Us Paleolithics Do It)!

Finally, some good evidence to back up the minimalist running shoe claims. Check out the post from Dr. Nick’s Running Blog!

Being a proponent of minimalist running shoes and a forefoot strike for several years now I have seen first hand the physical benefits of both. My arches went from almost non-existent to borderline “extremely” high. In fact my foot actually shrunk half a size! The muscles in my foot and lower legs have also increased dramatically. All of this while improving overall running form and efficiency. No, I cannot give minimalist shoes all of the credit. A lot of it has to do with changes in running form and technique, especially the forefoot strike. However, more of a forefoot strike can be facilitated by running in minimalist zero drop shoes. So, bottom line is read the article, you know my opinion, then go out and try it for yourself. I think if you stick with it you will be pleasantly surprised and greatly improve your running overall!

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CROSSFIT ENDURANCE WOD

MORNING SESSION

Warm-up: Stretching with PVC, 500m row, 5 HRPU x 3, 8 KB swings @ 25lbs x 3, 5 A/S with 3 sec hold x 3

Strength: DE box squat 10 x 2 every :45s @ 70% 1 RM.

  • Completed with a load of 160lbs.

Conditioning WOD: 21 strict press @ 95lbs, 400m run, 21 push press @ 95lbs, 400m run, 21 push jerk @ 95lbs.

  • Time: 12:27
AFTERNOON SESSION

REST, RECOVERY, and MOBILITY

Went to check out a box where I may be coaching in Seattle last night called ACP Crossfit. Check it out! Really cool box with a great coaching staff and athletic clientele. Stoked about the possibility of coaching here!

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