Technique

Ankle Exercises for Barefoot Running

Ankle Exercises for Barefoot Running

Running barefoot or in minimal shoes with zero/little drop (i.e. flat shoes) requires a lot of ankle compliance. Basically this means that you need to have good range of motion in your ankle joint if you want less on your feet when you’re running. Otherwise you’re going to run into problems with your Gastroc/Soleus/Achillies tendon complex – your calf and achillies. Here is a hel... »

Slow motion video of foot landings in a live marathon

Slow motion video of foot landings in a live marathon

In the discussion about running technique and whether you have to land on your heels (as most modern running shoes are designed for) or on your balls of your feet, there are people saying that elite marathon runners land on their heels as well. Well, you certainly would think so if you don’t look carefully. This video shows that they are wrong and why this mistake is often made. »

Beautiful Running Technique

Beautiful Running Technique

I could just watch this video over and over again! Take note of how well he maintains his head posture, nice upright trunk, maintaining knee flexion at foot strike and the beautiful fore/mid-foot strike. This is what we should be aiming for! »

BOOKD on the Barefoot Running Debate: BORN TO RUN

BOOKD on the Barefoot Running Debate: BORN TO RUN

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Essential Strengthening for Running

Essential Strengthening for Running

An exercise we should all be doing: the Squat! Not sure how to do them? No problem, we got you covered. This is a great demonstration: How to Use Proper Squat Technique »

Professor Daniel Lieberman and Running Biomechanics

Professor Daniel Lieberman and Running Biomechanics

Here is a neat little video of Professor Daniel Lieberman of Harvard university discussing how barefoot running changes your running biomechanics. »

Getting Started Running Barefoot

Getting Started Running Barefoot

Start Slow The most important thing for anyone who wishes to take up running (with or without shoes) to consider is ‘dosage’. The human body is incredibly adaptive and unfortunately that means it adapts to a lack of usage. This means that everything from muscles to connective tissues, ligaments, bones and neuromuscular function can be diminished. For those of us who have had a life time of wearing... »

Learn to Run Barefoot with Lee Saxby

Learn to Run Barefoot with Lee Saxby

This is a great video created by Terra Plana featuring barefoot running coach Lee Saxby. Lee explains the importance of correct body posture and foot strike when running, and teaches how to become a more efficient runner. »