FallOut CrossFit – School of Elite Fitness Tri-cities, WA

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Going Barefoot

Running barefoot is not a new concept. We weren’t actually built to wear shoes, so in fact it’s as natural as it gets. But having said that it is not something that you should go out and tackle todays workout because you just got a new pair of Vibram Five Fingers. You have been wearing shoes your whole life and because of this your muscles, tendons and ligaments are built to support your feet while they are in shoes. This movement really got started with “Born to Run“, a book written by Chris McDougall. This book talks about Mexican tribe that runs ultra-long distances barefoot. Some of the best runners in the world are raised to run barefoot. This is how we were built to operate, but it may not be for everyone. But if it’s something that interests you start slow, 100m at a time. No injuries please! Your muscles will adapt quickly but you tendons and ligaments will take time. Start small and avoid injury, and you’re running will improve!

WOD: Oh look it’s running!

WU: 1 mile jog

WOD: Cover as much distance as possible during “ON” times

  • 5 min ON
    • 2.5 min OFF
  • 6 min ON
    • 3 min OFF
  • 7 min ON

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