Posts Tagged ‘barefoot’
Filed under: corrective exercise, strength training
Forced Pronation and the Trigger Mechanism
by Carson Boddicker on Aug 14th, 2010
This week I spoke a bit about the value of having proper mobility at the foot and ankle as it relates to improving the action of the subtalar joint trigger mechanism. To recap, the trigger mechanism is what should occur with proper triplanar mobility at ground contact. With a foot strike, the subtalar joint drives into eversion, allowing the tibia to rotate internally, loading the structure of the hip and spinal stabilizers through the ilioti...
Filed under: plyometrics, strength training
The Footstrike and Plyometrics
by Carson Boddicker on Aug 11th, 2010
Yesterday I received an e-mail from my friend and colleague Brijesh Patel discussing the most ideal way to coach a footstrike in plyometric activities taking into account how the foot and ankle spring systems work. B wanted to know if there is any difference in between "landing on your arch" and a forefoot strike in the efficiency of the response. As is often the case, I think the answer is that "it depends" and, provided the "on your arch" c...
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Charlie Weingroff Barefoot Interview
by Carson Boddicker on Aug 7th, 2010
BoddickerPerformance.com has dedicated much of its content to the health of the foot and ankle. In a recent interview on Super Human Radio, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Charlie Weingroff goes into detail as to why we should seriously reconsider elevated heeled shoes and the recently popular, rocker bottom shoe in addition to a number of other awesome topics related to barefoot training, movement dysfunction, and to deadlifting for shoulder health....
Filed under: Article Summaries, Running
Adaptive Shortening and the Shoe
by Carson Boddicker on Jul 25th, 2010
The high heeled shoe has led to much debate, and as I've written about plenty of times, has very little to offer for the avid runner or fitness enthusiast. One argument commonly made concerning shoes with an elevated heel is that over time, the plantar flexors held in a shortened position for long periods of time lead to adaptive shortening. Finally, the claims have been supported specifically with relation to high heel and adaptive shortenin...