Injury-proof your body with barefoot running technique

Barefoot Running Technique

80% of runners are injured every year, yet running is one of the most natural things a human can do – something has gone wrong!

In a nutshell we have forgotten how to run thanks to the invention of overly cushioned and supportive shoes. Our feet simply need protection from the elements, they do not need support. In fact supporting the feet (our body’s foundation) will weaken the feet and result in overuse of other muscles causing unnecessary injury. The cushioning in the latest state-of-the-art running footwear prevents the 200,000 nerve endings in the soles of our feet from sending feedback to the brain and controlling the way we move – imagine wearing mittens on your hands all day and trying to perform even the most simple of tasks! We rely on sensory feedback to enable us to be the amazing machines that we were designed to be. Dumbing down that feedback creates unnatural movement.

To improve anything in life there has to be change. To take a leap forwards with your running and to strive for a lifetime of efficient and injury free natural movement, you need to take a small step backwards and remember how to move as a child. Barefoot.

For more information please visit: www.barefootrunningcoach.co.uk

Jonno Gibbins – VIVOBAREFOOT Technique Coach

Love it !! Vicky and Cath brilliant instructors they give you loads of encouragement ,work you hard but make it fun at the same time !! :)
Jo Bailey - Vfit Class Participant