Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Barefoot Sprinting

With the arrival of some nice early Summer weather comes the opportunity for barefoot sprinting. Besides the fact that lush green grass just feels so nice on the feet I enjoy doing sprints unencumbered by footware. Not only does it feel natural but i instinctively run on my midfoot-which does not always occur while shod.

The benefits of sprinting are many- it can be a time effective workout that works the whole body but is far more forgiving than long cardio sessions. Hard effort followed by recovery x however many sprints you decide to do. I love the burn sprinting causes during and afterwards. The nature of the spring also works the core muscles quite effectively,especially when you incorporate some pilates or other ab exercises into your regimen.


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