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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Sometimes I really wish it was possible to give a book two star ratings. What I appreciated about this book was the practical, evidence based exercises for how to develop your body so that you can run ... Read full review
Why on Earth Would You Want to
Get Grounded by Learning to Play Again
Dancing with Nature
The Philosophy of an AgeOld
Tear Off Your Shoes and Truly Feel the Earth
Anatomy of the Barefoot Strike and Stride
Turn Your Feet into Living Shoes
On the Right Track with Nutrition
Part Dancing with Nature
Discovering and Rediscovering the Joy
Barefoot Seniors Turn Back the Clock
If You Really Must Wear Something
The Final Step
About the Authors
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