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March 12, 2016

Lose the Shoes

Lose the Shoes

SIMPLE SATURDAY – I always worried more about my knees, never paying enough attention to my feet until it was too late. I know for sure that while in the acute state of pain, the doctors were trying to tell me and do me right. Looking back, I know for sure that all of the material in the shoes and the tight laces did more damage than good. The shoe did too much of the work. Read this great article on why pro athletes are getting out of their shoes for warm-ups (on a soft surface). We even shoot barefoot in the off season – nice and easy from close range. It is great for the athlete to feel the foot-floor connection and for me to see ankle mobility.

Professional trainers identify mobility and stability issues in 90 percent of their athletes. It’s something very easy to see when shoes are off and the athlete is moving. The best in the business believe everything should be built from the ground up. If you understand the mechanics, and participate in consistent, smart training, the end result is a healthier, more explosive athlete.

This is all you need to know on why you should lose the shoes for your next warm-up.

Why Elite Pro Athletes Warm Up Without Shoes—And Why You Should Too

The Truth About Barefoot Training

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