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Zeno Watson on why training barefoot is best

July 12, 2013 by Zeno Watson

Zeno Watson on why training barefoot is best

Over the past few months I have been using VIVOBAREFOOT shoes as my go to training shoe to compliment my training in Parkour. When training as a Parkour practitioner it's important to condition and strengthen your feet, legs and core to be more resilient to potential injuries, especially from the hip down to the feet.   The training shoes we have come to know may look good and have plenty of padding/protection in the sole, however they maybe detrimentental to your training. Such issues as incorrect running mechanics, when running the heel is in contact first with the ground rolling onto the... Read more

  Barefoot Parkour,  Barefoot Training Shoe,  Evo,  Parkour,  Zeno Watson

Barefoot Running, The Dangerous New Phenomenon?

May 07, 2013 by Saaj B

Barefoot Running, The Dangerous New Phenomenon?

Saaj from SB-Fitness recently completed a 1-day Instructor course workshop with the VIVOBAREFOOT Training Clinic . I hope the title caught your attention. Fact is I had the most amazing experience learning proper barefoot running technique from the coaching team of VIVOBAREFOOT. I literally felt liberated and born again, no exaggeration. Of course, it’s not as simple as just taking your shoes off and running. Luckily I had the priviledge of learning from the students of Lee Saxby, the authority on barefoot running. A lot has been made of this book called Born to Run, Chris McDougall. The book that... Read more

  Barefoot Personal Trainer,  Chris Mcdougall,  Learn Barefoot,  Learn How To Run,  Lee Saxby,  Personal Trainer,  Premier International,  Running Instructor,  Running Technique,  Training Clinic

Technique is everything: Beth Gibbons learns the skill

January 19, 2012 by Jamie Page

Technique is everything: Beth Gibbons learns the skill

"This is the real reason you never see Masai tribesmen wearing Nikes." –   Beth Gibbons writing in  Topsanté . Beth Gibbons met with Certified Barefoot Running Coach, Tony Riddle to learn the skill of barefoot running. Although skeptical at first, of both barefoot running and our VIVOBAREFOOT shoes, she ended saying: "I have to say I'm converted." If you are new to barefoot running this  article is a great introductory piece and, as with the majority of people who spend time with our Barefoot Coaches, contains the Eureka barefoot moment. Beth is wearing our on-road barefoot shoe: the VIVOBAREFOOT... Read more

  Aqua Lite Eth Gibbons,  Barefoot Shoe Review,  Barefoot Training Clinic,  Certified Coaches,  Tony Riddle,  Topsanté,  Training Clinic,  Ultra

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