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“Barefoot” Shoes Improve Balance

Barefoot-style shoes are growing in popularity, with some users convinced they improve running economy and help prevent injury. A new study suggests that wearing Vibram® FiveFingers “toe” shoes may have other positive benefits.

Preferred Foot Strike Among Barefoot Cultures

When it comes to running—both shod and barefoot—debate abounds as to which foot strike is best, with many favoring a forefoot strike (FFS) or midfoot strike (MFS) over a rear-foot strike (RFS) for efficiency and injury prevention. But is there really an optimal way to run?

Preventing Running Injuries

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to train for a race? Then staying injury-free is crucial. While runners sometimes get hurt for no apparent reason, there are many ways to decrease the likelihood of…

Runners Go Pants-Free for Charity

After his brother was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, Chad Leathers and his two friends Brendan Hanrahan and Bobby Gill decided to help. Two years ago, the trio founded Cupid’s Undie Run, a fundraiser for the Children’s Tumor Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to end the disease.

On February 9, 2013, more than 8,000 people will hit the streets of 17 cities in the United States for a 1.5-mile run in, you guessed it, their underwear.

Individuals and teams will work to fulfill the goal of raising more than $1 million for the foundation.

Improve Running Economy

Want to improve your client’s running time in less than 30 minutes? Try this new 10-20-30 concept proposed by researchers from the University of Copenhagen’s department of exercise and sports sciences.

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