I remember when we were the only crazy people running around town with the Vibrim 5 Finger shoes on. I had seen them for a couple years in the Crossfit world but couldn't get myself to do it. My brother got a pair and had me try them on and I loved them! Yes they were odd looking, yes we got tons of looks no matter where we were with them, but that wasn't why I wore them or pushed them. Under the idea of CrossFit being the biggest fitness free market trade system of ideas, and it taking the best thoughts and ideas from all the different disciplines out there, this shoe made sense. It was allowing your feet to do what it was supposed to do. It didn't have false arch supports, it didn't have a big padded heel, it didn't have a narrow toe box. It was made strictly so your foot could act like a foot but give it just enough protection so that you didn't get cut by glass or rocks. This in turn made for more proper running. We don't have padding on our heel because we aren't supposed to run on our heels. The shock absorber for our bodies is the quad, the calf, the Achilles tendon and the arch of the foot. When we run and our foot lands to the fore-front of the foot, and the leg has a slight bend to it, then all the "right" parts take the shock. This is proper running. However, I have seen SO MANY people wearing their minimalistic shoes and they all still heel strike! It has got to be killing them!!! If you are running and you hear the slapping sound of your foot coming down, or you get knee pain when you run, more than likely you are running incorrectly. Please check out this link POSE RUNNING. This is how we were MADE to run!!!!
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INFERNO Warm-up x 3
Complete the following:
15 reps Front Squats (185#, 125#)
25 reps Kettle Bell Swing (53#, 35#)
*warm up with some weight first and get comfortable in the bottom. The object here is to go as heavy as you can and each time you get yourself under the weight you must sit and hold the snatch in the botom position for a 5 count, then come up. See how heavy you can go!
MWOD........lets get the hips ready to explode!!
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