Wednesday, November 25, 2009

the importance of footwear

anyone training with me has probably heard me rant about having the right footwear (which might mean none at all!), and of training and strengthening your feet.

here are some links to articles on the subject

Daily Mail barefoot running

You Walk Wrong

Fitness Spotlight - Barefoot Running

The above links are all sourceed from an excellent multi-partt article by Steven Low on about shoes, sitting, and lower body dysfunction, which i highly recommend everyone read. Steven Low, a gymnast and academic in the fields of biochem, exercise physiology, and physical therapy, is a mainstay of the Crossfit discussion boards. His many contributions are an invaluable (and free) resource.

Check out his article here:

Shoes, Sitting, and Lower Body Dysfunctions. By Steven Low

so unstrap those matresses from your feet and work it out!

but please also beware! with barefoot running and barefoot tech footwear, you definitely want to develop your capabilties gradually. it is very easy to do too much too soon, and this can lead to injuries and aggravations. so please train safely and effectively.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

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Motus Collaborative Crossfit is owned and operated by Benjamin Goodale.

Ben holds CrossFit Level 1, CF Gymnastics, CrossFit Endurance, Crossfit Mobility and Recovery certifications. His background is in martial arts, including Chinese gongfu/wushu and Brazilian Capoeira Angola. He's earned a BA from Hampshire College in Audio-Visual-Physio-Psychic Art-Science in 2001, and completed a Masters of Architecture degree at the University of Massachusettsin 2009.

Ben's methodology has a strong focus on safe and effective training. He has worked with athletes and everday folks of all ages and varying background and seeks to help anyone and everyone who wants to learn, train, and improve.


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