The Best Book on How To Barefoot Run
What's in the book?
Charlie Reid and Josh Leeger, experienced personal fitness coaches, share their strategies for effective and safe barefoot running.
- An 8-week training timeline with scheduled exercises, run times, ramp-up exertions, and scheduled down times.
- Videos of low impact activities, stretches, and exercises for overall fitness.
- Techniques that minimize over-use injuries and optimize over-all health benefits.
- An overview of the barefoot running world including the best blogs, web & social networking sites, apps, organizations, and minimalist running shoes.
In The Best Book On How To Barefoot Run personal fitness coach Charlie Reid, B.S., CSCS, CPT, and personal trainer and coach Josh Leeger, M.S., NASM-CPT, break down the details and benefits of barefoot running.
Natural movement is gaining increasing popularity as a fitness technique. Here, health and fitness experts we walk you through our own full body fitness approach. Barefooting, when done correctly, provides increased balance, decreased pain, better posture, greater body awareness, and the joy of being in tune with your sphere of health and surroundings!
Experience the joy, increased health, and fitness benefits of the increasingly popular trend of barefoot running. Our whole-body fitness eBook integrates strength training and static stretching videos to increase overall functionality and vitality, and alleviate over-use injuries.
Letter From The Author
Thank you for investing your sweat, confidence and excitement in exploring the world of barefooting. I hope this book will inspire you to seek out what the freedom of being connected through touch to the ground beneath our feet is. And I hope this training program helps you to move further into the sphere of health and discovery.
I’ve been a certified trainer since 2001. My love of human movement inspired me to take a Master’s in Kinesiology. I started working on this barefoot training program after I started barefooting—and started wrong. I hope you’ll find as much joy in barefooting as I have (without the injury.)
There’s plenty to get you fit(ter) with both care and fun. We’ve included restorative soft tissue work, foot strengthening, even a short history of the foot and bipedalism which should further intrigue you in this new concept of natural movement.
See you on the trail,
Joshua Leeger, M.S., NASM-CPT
Dear Running Enthusiast or Running Newbie,
Barefooting has fascinated me for years. As a Personal Fitness Coach I’ve seen barefooting benefit many of my clients in a variety of ways. I believe strongly in the convergence of physical health and personal well-being. Balance is more important in today’s society than ever before. Barefooting brings the things I value into balance, and it can do the same for you.
We’ve put together a detailed training regimen with exercise sequences, YouTube instructional videos, running app recommendations, discussion forums, blogs, groups and everything to get you up and barefooting.
We’ve included a brief history of the shoe, why shoes aren’t the most appropriate in every situation and why that’s lead to barefooting. The exercises and stretches are designed to target and fill in muscle and tissue groups that may not have been used until now in the way they evolved. One of the great rewards will be to strengthen them into what they can be.
We wrote this so others don’t rush into barefooting and suffer injuries like we did. Take a moment (or the rest of your life) and benefit from our experiences and research.
Here we go.
Charlie Reid B.S., CSCS, CPT
Things You'll Learn:
- Pros & cons of how shoes affect our feet.
- Why shoes can lead to bad movement habits.
- Why our bodies change and adapt due to posture.
- What is Hallux Valgus and how does it create bunions?
- The dos and don’ts of barefooting.
- The complexity of the foot structure.
- How the foot absorbs shock.
- Why proper barefooting technique uses all the body’s joints to absorb force instead of one.
- Why running/walking speed changes affects pain issues.
- Safe guidelines for beginning barefooting.
- The “short foot” technique, used for strengthening your arches.
- 6 stretching self-assessments to find the tight points that need extra attention.
- 5 activities to do to improve your balance.
- What to look out for while running!
- Resources for meeting barefoot running groups.
- Some information about minimalist footwear.
- The barefoot walking/running technique
- A sequence of 8 Warm-Up moves.
- 6 strength raining moves.
- Diaphragmatic breathing technique
- How to use a foam roller or tennis ball for soft-tissue work
- How to build up your body over the course of an 8 week program.
- Nutrition recommendations.
- 3 Smart Phone apps designed to improve your running performance.
- A list of blogs and websites for discussing and learning more about barefooting.
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