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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hmmm I dont know about this something I actually agree with 100%

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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Oh yeah, there's a bunch of articles on barefoot running. Some people take it to the extreme, some say that it actually strengthens the foot muscles more although I'm not quite sure about that to make an opinion. I've also done a cooldown barefooted before in the mud when it was raining. Feels good mentally and physically to me...
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you think about it logically - of course it does. how else can you get that sort of a workout on your feet? the torsional stresses that it puts especially on uneven terrain are un matched in my opinion. seems fairly straightforward just as running even with shoes on over uneven terrain enhances the stability muscles so does barefoot running adds the additional factor of the feet muscles tendons and such.
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and yes it just feels so great...
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh god it does. Running barefoot through the grass after a hard workout is one of the greatest feelings
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm always nervous about an athlete stepping on something in the grass... A national caliber ex-teammate of mine had a very bad accident along those lines.

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah you can get typhus if something gets in your skin. I almost stepped on a snake once but I had shoes on. There are risks, but you can find a safe field of grass. Almost every elite athlete has ran barefoot before. Even people in Africa, besides runners, there are tribes where everyone is barefoot.
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