You don't even need shoes.
Following from @daddydarkrdc podcast we talked about brands and how they have the potential to be a great power for good if they focussed on inspiring people to just simply move, express themselves and develop.
Climbing, the practice that has been my foundation for everything is booming and with it the proliferation of product and whilst my prior professional career was developing brands, the equipment is really just a part and not the reason to move.
This guy out in Fontainebleau was cruising through the problems at Cuvier, in his own style, but enjoying the vibes of moving over rock.
No shoes required.
They do help though, and that is the point. Inspire people to do and support them with their needs. Keep on inspiring over pushing. Brands, you just have to be brave, embrace the content, focus on the people
Still dirty from last Sunday race in Maçanet de Cabrenys but I could not wait to clean them to share with you my review. I wasn't aware that there's a time limitation for videos in Instagram... I did a 5 minutes review but had to short it into a minute... 😢 not enough time to say how awesome this pair of shoes are but could at least say the top features of the best barefoot running shoes I've tried so far. Need more info? Do not hesitate! #cursadelfau#maçanetdecabrenys#vivobarefoot#primusfg#osadocorredor#vivram#review#mountains#resole#iffley
0 214 hours ago
Today is a historic day. It's a day I was told would never come. But it did.
Yesterday, my physiotherapist cleared me for running. For RUNNING! "An absolute max of five minutes out and five minutes back," he said.
So today, after the kids were tucked in, I put on my Vivos and found my running clothes and walked out the door. A little bit hesitant, a little nervous, but at the same time so extremely excited.
I did three bouts of three minutes, making sure to land flat on my feet, not roll the ankles, keeping my knees, hip and pelvis steady. But I ran. My feet pounding softly on the ground, like a lion chasing a gazelle; using swift moves and landing quietly. It felt like I could have kept going.
But I take heed in the (multiple) advices I have read and heard from barefoot runners about beginning slooooowly, so I stopped while it was still fun. Because I want to do it again. And again. And again. I've waited six years to get to this point (and I thought it was never going to happen). So I can be patient.
Tim talks us through some of the incredible landscapes we experienced whilst filming Velo Malaysia, the new adventure film coming VERY soon from Friction Collective. Our first premiere’s are booked in and release is set for the beginning of September. Keep your eyes peeled over the next few days for more updates, trailers and how and where you can see the FULL film. @theageoflage@restrap@gripgrab@vivobarefoot
EXERCISE IV BOX STEP-UP
Im Video heute zeige ich euch
die vierte und letzte Übung aus meinem GROUNDFIGHTER Workout.
Das gesamte Workout dauert nicht länger als 20 Minuten und fetzt so richtig rein.
Jede der vier Übungen wird 4 Minuten durchgängig ausgeführt. Dabei werden idealerweise die Wiederholungen gezählt.
Um eine Progression zu erreichen, sollten beim nächsten Workout mehr Wiederholungen geschafft werden.
Zwischen den einzelnen Übungen wird eine 60 Sek. Pause eingelegt, in der du versuchst, den Puls wieder nach unten zu bekommen. Wie das genau funktioniert, zeige ich in einem eigenen Video.
In diesem Sinne wünsche ich viel Spaß beim nachmachen.
SET YOUR KIDS FEET FREE!
There is a no shortage of evidence to indicate that badly fitting shoes are the cause of most foot problems. Children's bones are softer than adults & can be more easily harmed by ill fitting footwear.
Most modern day shoes are stiff, narrow & have cushioned soles which inhibits the intrinsic muscles of the foot and interferes with natural movement.
Putting children in supportive shoes is depriving them of using their feet properly, potentially having long term negative effects for life.
Each foot has 26 muscles & 33 joints which are designed to MOVE...
ACTIVE feet = STRONG, HEALTHY feet.
3 2710 hours ago
💥 #RunTipTuesday - LSD💥
The LSD run is a core part of almost any endurance training plan, including @ChiRunning. By incorporating Long, Slow, Distance as part of a well rounded training program (which also should focus on form and speed), you’ll build the leg strength, aerobic engine, and mental fortitude to tackle any distance!
But, what pace should you run your LSD? If you don’t run at race pace, how can you possibly know you’ll be able to meet your goal on race day?
The truth is, most of us run our races, especially the long ones, in zone three. Consequently, this tends to be the pace we target for our long runs.
Unfortunately, in training, we just don’t get the benefits out of this zone that we get in others. It’s too hard to be aerobic, but not hard enough to get the benefits from Threshold training.
In #ChiRunning, LSD is most importantly an opportunity to practice maintaining form for increasingly longer periods of time.
The main focus during LSD should be to learn and relax for extended periods of time while running.
Remember, if you run your LSD faster than a comfortable aerobic pace, your body will not build capillary beds as extensively or establish a fat-burning fuel system which you’ll need for the long miles ahead. This run builds the aerobic capacity to be able to train at higher speeds, but it is not where you want to be doing your speed work.
Learn more about LDS from ChiRunning, PittsburghRunner.com, or by booking a private coaching session (link in the bio!)
Repost from @vivobarefoot.kids using @RepostRegramApp - 95% of kids are lucky enough to born with awesome, healthy feet.
But traditional shoes and sitting, slouchy, sedentary lifestyles can wreck all of this, and it can happen sooner than you think. 🤦🏻♀️
Check how your kids’ feet are growing by making sure they (like the feet above):
-have a Big Toe growing straight and strong, not tilting or sloping towards the others. Big Toe is separated from the rest of the toes, which can also splay. Generally, a square-ish shaped foot – not tapered or pointy (or shoe-shaped, as we like to call it)
-flexible, strong ankles that can hold a deep squat (knees above ankles and bum down low).
Keeping feet bare as much as possible ensures minimal interference in kids’ feet growing strong and healthy for balanced and skilful movement! VivoKids help keep kids’ feet as close to barefoot as possible: they are Wide, Thin and Flexible. ✨
OPEN UP THEM HIPS 🦍💥
If I program in a heavy lower body day, you KNOW I’m getting my frogs and kicksits in before the workout 🙌🕺
Combine these two moves together and you’ll be unlocking incredible power through your hips 🔥💥
Mobility is strength through a range of motion 😏 so start working on it if you want to get stronger and perform better 👊
THE PERFECT SHOE… IS PERFECT FOR FEET. With minimum impact on the planet.
True sustainable design is about helping people connect better with themselves, each other and with nature. VIVOBAREFOOT shoes uniquely achieves this by helping you;
- connect to the natural world,
- be more aware of your body in every step,
- inspire a sustainable mindset that impacts all areas of life.
The Lightweight Heavyweight. “Waterproof, robust and light enough to run in… they allow my feet to move in a way that’s natural.” This iconic barefoot design has been put through its paces by Adventure Athlete @Ed_Stafford#Livebarefoot#Vivobarefoot#Adventure