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Old 01-28-2013, 09:00 AM   #21
RDJ
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Default Re: Running/Skipping injury advise needed please.....

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Originally Posted by dealt_with View Post
Barefoot running is great, but if you're running in shoes of any sort you're not mimicking barefoot running. That's why I said it's great in theory.
Ok fair enough mate I misunderstood you. I'll have to reconsider my purchase of those vibram things, maybe I'll just go properly barefoot. It's just that the Netherlands has a shitty climate

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Originally Posted by dealt_with View Post
Barefoot running provides a great risk of injury for anyone who jumps into it too quickly, if you're a runner at all you are going to have to greatly reduce your volume and intensity until you build up again gradually. Then you're set. Very few people are going to do that properly though.

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/...24280903204036
Agreed. Your foot muscles have a lot of catching up to do, and if you're not used to minding foot placement (watch your step) you can step into all sorts of nastiness.
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