Check out the recent web article from Podiatry Today on the Myths Behind Barefoot Running. Click here to read the article.
Barefoot running is gaining more momentum when it comes to training outdoors. With the likes of Vibram Five Fingers, Nike Free etc also being out on the market in an attempt to create a more true foot experience when exercising, it is worthwhile reading this article.
Personally I have used Vibram Five Fingers and barefoot when training in the gym environment, however I have not yet dabbled directly with Barefoot running. I have used the Vibram Five Fingers and Barefoot approach to vary my current training program. Like all training approaches and equipment, there are always pro’s and cons to all approaches. If you are thinking of trying out some Barefoot running or purchasing some Vibram Five Fingers or Nike Free. I would suggest breaking them in slowly and seeing how they go, rather than going out there and running 1/2 Marathon without getting used to them.
Whilst on the topic of running, if you are interested in running approaches and running in general, a book that I have recently started reading that is quite interesting is “Chi Running”. It can be found on amazon for not much more than $15-20.
Osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy has an interest in exercise prescription and rehabilitation in the clinical environment. The unique set up of Principle Four Osteopathy is such that it adjoins a fully functional training space (Jon Weller PT Studio). Principle Four Osteopathy is located in the heart of the Melbourne City CBD 3000 at 29 Somerset Place, Melbourne City CBD 3000. Appointments can be made by calling 03 9670 9290. www.principlefourosteopathy.com