HATED training fads (venting)
- 02-12-2011, 03:31 AM
- 02-12-2011, 02:42 PM
- 02-13-2011, 02:35 AM
did anyone forget that we were all born without shoes?
i wonder what the first caveman powerlifter/bodybuilder wore when he was gettin his fukcin swell on..... maybe some deer skin.. that he killed with a spear..
and those caveman fukcers were probably some of the strongest dudes, with no sauce or sneakers
no shoes for the win!
02-13-2011, 03:19 AM
02-13-2011, 03:32 AM
02-13-2011, 03:37 AM
02-13-2011, 03:49 AM
02-13-2011, 04:05 AM
02-13-2011, 10:30 AM
Of course, they weren't performing surgery nor using antibiotics...then again, the use of antibiotics and antiseptics is creating super bacteria via natural selection. It slightly frightens me.
02-13-2011, 12:06 PM
02-13-2011, 02:43 PM
The advent of sneakers provides a lot of advantages: cushioning, shock absorbtion, corrections in pronation/supination/arch support, lateral support, etc. It allows us to trainer harder and longer, performing higher intensity and impact activities (plyometrics, jumping, sprinting and cutting, etc).
However, constantly wearing sneakers blocks foot muscle proprioception, and since many of the foot muscles originate in the lower leg (tibia, fibula, interosseus membrane, etc), will result in an incomplete development and/or atrophying of these muscles.
Hence the need for specificity: performing agility/plyometric drills, pavement running, sprinting barefoot is increasing the risk for injury, but so is neglecting the extrinsic and intrinsic muscles of the foot. Therefore, after a high intensity track workout or on low intensity days, I suggest performing a warm down and low intensity running barefoot on the infield.
02-13-2011, 10:07 PM
02-13-2011, 10:53 PM
Not the actually theory, but that way people implement it and make it into a poor form and hip trendy thing to do.
02-14-2011, 12:11 AM
It also could be situational, IE playing basketball in low ankle, running style shoes. Or you need a trail sole and you wear cross trainers and a rock bruises the bottom of your foot.
02-14-2011, 12:11 AM
02-14-2011, 12:14 AM
02-14-2011, 01:08 PM
02-14-2011, 02:03 PM
I hate the people that wear a beannie while they workout. Im over here sweating my a** off and these kids are grunting and hissing curling the 30's! Wearing a beannie in a 70 degree gym is not necessary.
02-14-2011, 02:05 PM
02-14-2011, 02:29 PM
02-14-2011, 03:15 PM
02-14-2011, 03:26 PM
BJJ = life
02-14-2011, 03:28 PM
you think vibrams cost a lot? walk into any shoe store and look how much the new "super cushion" sneakers cost
BJJ = life
02-14-2011, 03:42 PM
"Small studies have also shown that running barefoot somehow lessens joint impact by 12% and requires less energy than running with shoes. It’s possible barefoot runners land softer in the middle of the foot, put less strain on the rest of the body and are better able to use their toes to push off, creating a more natural foot strike.
“The way your foot hits the ground in a highly cushioned shoe is very forceful,” says Dr Najia Shakoor, the lead author of a study featured in the article. “When you are barefoot you have a natural motion from your heel to your toe. We now think that’s associated with more shock absorption.”
Of course, there are the obvious dangers – glass, blisters, bruising and infections to name a few. And not everyone is sold on barefoot running.
“Wearing no shoes is brilliant if you grew up walking or running this way like Kenyan athletes who have unlimited access to sandy and soft, grassy ground,” says Lorraine Jones of the Society for Chiropodists and Podiatrists.
The problem is most of us run on road or paved trail, which is extremely hard on our feet and bodies. I, for one, can’t imagine running barefoot (unless I’m on the beach). I love my Asics."
02-14-2011, 03:51 PM
02-14-2011, 03:52 PM
well if its the surface that makes a difference, then maybe running with shoes on concrete isnt the best form of exercise. find a park or a dirt trail where running barefoot is the best, and then wear Vibrams to protect your feet from cuts and scratches. i dont know but for some reason i dont trust child slaving corporations like Nike etc. that brand new "supercushion" they market is probably just another piece of foam. to me it makes sense to go back to our roots, we were running barefoot for hundreds thousands of years before good ol nike came about to rescue us from our misery.
BJJ = life
02-14-2011, 03:57 PM
02-14-2011, 04:06 PM
check this out:
basically the reason why our feet look the way they do (going down in size like AT&T bars) is because we have been stuffing our feet into narrow shoes our whole lives. pictures of people who have never worn shoes like that show their toes being spread apart and equal length, therefore giving the person more stability while walking/running.
BJJ = life
02-14-2011, 05:20 PM
Here are my two current trainers, both have a minimal heel. The prior has more lateral and arch support, the latter has barely any difference in high between mid foot and heel. Both are much better then Free's
For sprinting and track plyometrics:
For distance and lower intensity fast runs:
PS: I think I should note, that for the majority of the human population, we have been running in some form of sandals for the past 10k years. From ice age times, to greek and roman, to even the tarahumara, they ran in some form of sandals.
02-14-2011, 05:42 PM
On that note, I wear these for runs:
I also use Chuck's for pulling and squats. I should also note that I am barefoot during MMA work and that I wear flip-flops about 95% of the rest of the time.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
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