NOTE: Monday is Change for Change. Bring $5 to switch up your workout.
If you were one of the 30+ people that bought some new minimalist shoes, this post is for you.
With running ‘season’ fast approaching, be cautious with your new kicks. Because there is basically a thin piece of rubber between you and the road, there is no cushioning to absorb shitty heel-striking. You’re going to want to adopt a method of running called Pose. Check out the quick explanation video below. There are a ton of other videos on YouTube. Search for anything with Dr.Romanov or Brian MacKenzie.
Some tips to keep in mind…
- Build up gradually – start by only running 2-3 minutes per day in them. Add a few minutes each week. DO NOT start by running a 5k. You will be crippled.
- Stretch more – you’ll need to stretch out your calves a lot more. Check the stretching section of this site, foam roll or try the stick.
- Practice – try running barefoot on a grassy field (free of debris) or a track. It will force you to run properly and hopefully transfer over to when you’re wearing shoes.
Hopefully this helps. If you have any questions, let me know.
21-15-9 reps of:
Deadlifts (225/155# or 65%)
Compare to Nov.9/12