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Is There A Right Way To Run? A Few Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Running Like An Idiot

Dec 14, 2011 | 19 Comments

Is there a right way to run?

Sometimes I’m shocked this topic is still debated.  There is a right way to run, and it’s pretty simple.  You should be running with relatively short, fast strides with your feet landing under your body.  You should NOT be running with a slow, plodding stride and landing on your heel well out in front of your body.  Here’s a quick graphic:

So why is the dude on the left wrong?  Here are Read More...

ABC’s of Barefoot Running

Aug 19, 2011 | 6 Comments

Over the last few months, Merrell and I have been working on a new barefoot/minimalist shoe running format.  The goal of the new format was simple:

Create a method of teaching barefoot running that was simple and easy for the average person to share with others.

The result: BareForm.

We teach BareForm as the “ABC’s” of barefoot running.  Here’s the run-down:

A = Align Posture.  We have people interlock their fingers and stretch them over their Read More...