The Myth of Stretching

Stretching, icing, all that sort of massage, all that kind of rehab stuff, super, super important, right? Maybe it’s the worst thing you could be doing for yourself, if you’re trying to be a healthier, better human being, let alone athlete. We’re going to find out more about that on today’s episode of The MOVEMENT Movement Podcast with my guest Brianne Showman, PT, DPT.

Do Running Shoes Make you Stupid?

Now, I’m not suggesting that if you put on a pair of traditional running shoes, your IQ will go down, you won’t get into the college of your choice, or you won’t be able to fill out a tax form or a crossword puzzle. But, I’m going to talk about two other kinds of stupidity. And when I talk about traditional running shoes, traditional is sort of a funny word to use because what most people think of as a running shoe, thick, padded, motion control, arch support, elevated heel, things like that. Frankly, that’s actually not traditional.

The Tai Chi Secret to Stronger Glutes

I often talk about how feet are the most important thing, but I also talk about how glutes are the most important thing. And, maybe to train your glutes, you need to train your feet. To train your feet, you need to train your glutes, what’s the connection? We’re going to find out more about that on today’s episode of The MOVEMENT Movement Podcast with my special guest Chong Xie.

Don’t Workout to Change Your Body

If you are looking to improve your body in every way you can imagine, maybe working out is not the way to do it, we’re going to find out more about that on today’s episode with my special guest Bart Potter, author of Jiffy Body, The 10-Minute System to Avoid Joint and Muscle Pain. Since 1995 Bart has taught people of all ages a simple approach to avoid pain and tuneup their bodies.

We Didn’t Evolve This Way

I have received emails saying, this whole idea of using footwear like ours, that doesn’t have a bunch of cushioning and padding and motion control in our support. Or, even walking and running barefoot. That it’s not good. It’s not what you’re supposed to do. Only amazingly, wonderfully talented gifted genetic freak people can actually do it, because we didn’t evolve to stand on hard surfaces or run on pavement. So let me give you the shortest version of today’s podcast…that’s complete nonsense.

Katy Bowman – Are You Walking Wrong?

Walking is one of the most fundamental things that human beings do. Walking on two legs is what makes us human beings. What if we’re all doing it wrong? That’s right. The simplest thing, walking, are we’re doing it wrong? We’re going to find out on today’s episode of The MOVEMENT Movement podcast. My guest today is Katy Bowman, an internationally recognized biomechanist, author, and science communicator. Katy has both the skill and passion for reintroducing movement into people’s everyday lives.

The Best and WORST Shoes to Wear with Orthotics

What’s the worst shoe that you could wear if you’re wearing orthotics? And, what’s the best shoe that you can wear if you’re wearing orthotics? If you’re going to wear orthotics or insoles, you need to be very careful about what you’re putting them in. Because, if you put them in the wrong shoe, it can make whatever situation you’re dealing with, worse.

The Most Dangerous Shoes in the World

Can shoes be dangerous? Oh yes, they can. They can be be very dangerous. Today, we are going to talk about the most dangerous shoes in the world, right here on The MOVEMENT Movement podcast. So here’s where this whole dangerous shoe thing came from, someone I was talking to recently said that he went to a running shoe store and they won’t sell shoes like Xero Shoes because they’re dangerous, the most dangerous shoes ever, he said…