The Benefits of Barefoot Training

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  1. zyclon B gas

    zyclon B gas sososerious

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    I decided that I would put together a list of articles for everyone to show the benefit of barefoot training as opposed to using regular shoes. In my opinion, since I've switched to training in Vibram Fivefingers, I've toned my feet and legs more than I ever did in sneakers, and have developed much more stability as well as foot strength and overall better health.

    I relate barefoot training to driving a sports car as opposed to an SUV or a luxury car. In the sports car, you feel the road more and can make faster adjustments and tighter turns, with greater acceleration, while in a luxury car you can't feel bumps, have to make wider turns, are more likely to have less stability around corners and at higher speeds, and how you drive will be far less in terms of quality. You rely more on the car than how you drive.

    Anyway, my suggestion is to try switching to barefoot training for at least a month to see how it is compared to sneaker training. It may seem weird at first, but when you feel and see the results, you will know why it is that much better. Here are articles so you can see what I mean:

    The Major Health Benefits of Going Barefoot (Really!)

    Running Barefoot: Training Tips

    Barefoot Training | FitBuff.com's Health Secrets Blog

    Barefoot Training - the advantages and how to make it work for you

    barefootrunner.com : natural running & healthy living barefoot training

    http://www.genesistransformation.com/pdf_files/1_BAREFOOT_TRAINING.PDF

    Barefoot training may help some runners - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

    Barefoot Training

    T NATION | Go Barefoot to Get Stronger


    feel free to add to this with your experiences.
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  2. TheNewGuy

    TheNewGuy New Member

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    I do squats and deadlifts in my socks at the gym. lol

    Better balance/support.
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  3. Got Life?

    Got Life? Resident Megalomaniac

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    I love my vibram kso
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  4. The Steve

    The Steve Space monkey I am not

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    If I'm doing deadlifts or squats I kick off the shoes.
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  5. allnakey

    allnakey Sex is no fun by yourself

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    Yeah the five fingers are the way to go. I've been using them for the last year. I do everything in them, when it comes to working out. My legs have never felt so strong and over time it feels as natural as wearing regular sneakers.
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  6. hearstothemute

    hearstothemute New Member

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    when i was volunteering at the boston marathon i saw a toonnn of runners with no shoes or socks, or with whatever those toe shoes are called. thanks for posting those articles i've been curious what it was all about for awhile
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  7. zyclon B gas

    zyclon B gas sososerious

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    no problem. i'm on my second pair of vibrams. shoes feel weird now lol
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  8. hearstothemute

    hearstothemute New Member

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    haha they just look so ridiculous. im surprised you dont get ridiculed off the face of the earth wearing them in ct. they make fun of anything.
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  9. roxie543

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    jaja for gurls its nothin
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  10. Froggie Fresh

    Froggie Fresh THe Elite of Times!

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    yea I see shoes as a hindrance when training lower extremities but you can't go barefooted at the gym
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  11. No_regretz

    No_regretz meh

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    In terms of running barefoot training works with natural toning in line with new toning. makes your feet that more durable and put back into a natural position as long as you train in bare feet for a while before you actually start wearing the 5fingers.

    not recommended for those who have the worse end of different gaits but a good investment otherwise.

    only problem is that we have different types of footwear for diff activities such as work/casual/style ect and these put a strain on your feet/knees over time. so if you can stay around a particular shape then its all good.
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  12. Alias3000

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    not smart. you're asking for trouble. I use Chuck Taylors when I work out. flat comfy sneaker. perfect for workouts.
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  13. zyclon B gas

    zyclon B gas sososerious

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    i swear alias is a troll.
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  14. Gwame

    Gwame no luckycharms in ireland

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    If not, he certainly has some superiority complex... in that "everyone's retarded but me" way
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  15. zyclon B gas

    zyclon B gas sososerious

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    for real. i mean, everyone aside from him so far knows that barefoot training is the best for avoiding injuries and correcting posture and building stability and muscles. shit, there's what, 10 articles in this thread that prove it? hahahaha
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  16. Gwame

    Gwame no luckycharms in ireland

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    Maybe it's a knee-jerk reaction to the possibility of dropping a weight on your foot. In which case, shoes or no shoes, you're gonna get hurt. And no one's gonna wear steel-capped boots while they lift.
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  17. No_regretz

    No_regretz meh

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    leme know when your arches collapse so i can laugh at you
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