Most people think of Tai Chi as something that old people do. That’s moving really slowly and it’s all very meditative. But what if something like Tai Chi could help you become a better, faster, healthier runner that finds you running and moving, more pleasant, more enjoyable, and more efficient?
When you get older you get slower, or do you? From the age of 45 Keith Bateman’s running times improved dramatically, culminating in a host of State, National and World age-group records. The records that he set in the 55-age-group were faster than the records he set in the 45-age-group!
You’ve got questions. I’ve got answers. On today’s episode of The MOVEMENT Movement podcast, I am answering questions about barefoot running and going barefoot in public. If you have questions that you want me to A, then you can drop them to me by E-mail. and when I do the next Q&A, maybe I’ll have your Q for my answer.
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.
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.
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?
You may have heard about minimalist shoes or barefoot shoes. Do you want them? Which ones do you get, which are good, which are bad, which aren’t even what they say they are? That’s what we’re going to find out in today’s podcast.