Have you ever had really unpleasant heel pain and then gone to a medical professional who told you that you had Plantar Fasciitis and then gave you an orthotic or an insole or a boot or something to wear to immobilize your foot to treat that? In this podcast, we are going to talk about this and more, including a natural way to address plantar fasciitis.
David went from rock bottom (what he called Ground Zero), at 320 pounds, struggling with bankruptcy and addiction, to becoming an accomplished athlete, completing everything from a 5k to the Leadville 100 mile race and a 48-hour treadmill run! David talks about what inspired his change—his habits, his thinking, his actions—and the transition to becoming a record-setting endurance athlete.
You know, Vibram, the guys who made the FiveFinger shoes, there was a lawsuit against them because it showed that what they do is not good for you, that you get hurt wearing their shoes, right? Maybe not. You know there’s studies that show that if you run barefoot, you’re going to get injured, right? Not so much. Let’s take a look at that in today’s episode of The MOVEMENT Movement, the podcast.
Could getting a blister on your foot be the most important, valuable thing that ever happens to you as a runner. Crazy as that sounds. I want to encourage you to ponder what your body is doing. Use that information as the appropriate feedback. Pay attention to the good side and if there’s not a good side, just experiment. Just try something different.
Should you be running longer, slower, or shorter, faster, which is better for your health. People have been talking about it for a while but lately I’ve just been seeing more and more people coming out with courses on High Intensity Interval Training, and saying why doing high intensity intervals is better for you than running long, as doing long slow distance, whether you’re running or on an elliptical or on a cycle, whatever it is.
On today’s episode, I have my friend, Dr. Bryan C. Heiderscheit, PT, PhD. We will be exploring something interesting. One of the many things we’ll be exploring is; Could you improve your running and get rid of your injuries by moving faster without running faster? I know that sounds crazy, but we’ll jump in and find out how that works.
The ACSM says “Running shoes should be selected after careful consideration. With so many brands and styles of shoes on the marketing today, it is important to find the best fit for your feet and needs. There is no ‘right shoe’ that fits all runners. However, research and injury patterns have shown there are some general characteristics of a good, safe running shoe.” Now, before we get started, I want to warn you that what you’re about to learn flies completely in the face of what you will hear from most people trying to sell you running shoes.
We all know the story of the boy who cried wolf, and at the end of the story, the villagers stopped running to find the nonexistent wolf, which didn’t end up very well for the boy. Well, what if there was an industry that’s been effectively and essentially crying wolf? I don’t think it’s going to be much of a surprise when I tell you that that industry is the footwear industry.
Over the years, I spent thousands of dollars on orthotics and inserts, that I put in my shoes to try to make my feet feel better, to make it more comfortable for me to walk and run, take stress off my ankles, my knees, my hips, and my back. Did they work? Let’s find out. Welcome to The MOVEMENT Movement podcast, the podcast where you really want to know the truth about how to have a happy, healthy, strong body and to let your body do what it likes to do best, and that is move.
Imagine an industry that makes a product that they know is bad for you. They hide the fact that they know it’s bad for you. They even hide information that other people create about the fact that their product is bad for you, and what’s actually good for you. They make a product that is consistently and reliably creating health problems, and yet they just keep making it over and over and over and over. Convincing us that it’s actually good for you. Think you know the industry that we’re talking about?