Barefoot Running: How to Run Light and Free by Getting in Touch with the Earth
How could something we have for free—our bare feet—be better for running than $150 shoes? The truth is that running in shoes is high-impact, unstable, and inflexible. Shoes promote a heel-centric ground strike, which weakens your feet, knees, and hips, and leads to common running injuries. In contrast, barefoot running is low-impact, forefoot-centric, stable, and beneficial to your body. It encourages proper form and strengthens your feet in miraculous ways.
When you run in shoes, you not only risk developing poor form, but you also hinder the natural relationship with the ground that running facilitates. Barefoot running restores the delightful sensory and spiritual connections to the earth that you were meant to experience.
Barefoot Running offers the only step-by-step direction runners need at any age to overcome injuries, run faster than ever, and rediscover the pure joy of running. Once you tear off your shoes and learn to dance with nature, you’ll tread lightly and freely, hearing only the earth’s symphony and feeling only the dirt beneath your feet. Hit the ground running with revolutionary techniques for starting out slowly, choosing minimalist footwear, navigating rough weather and rugged terrain, and building your feet into living shoes.
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Review: Barefoot Running: How to Run Light and Free by Getting in Touch with the EarthUser Review - Wendi - Goodreads
This book is very technical and thorough. Lots of pictures. Michael Sandler is inspiring. This was actually too much info for me, but I turn to it every now and then to read up on foot-strengthening ... Read full review
Review: Barefoot Running: How to Run Light and Free by Getting in Touch with the EarthUser Review - Jessica - Goodreads
Michael writes an in-depth manual for transitioning into barefoot running. He goes beyond just discussing form to also include information about philosophy, exercises, diet, shoes, and training. With ... Read full review
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