Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Workout of the Day
Hang power snatch 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps
Some thoughts from Brian Mackenzie (Crossfit Endurance) on Vibram 5 fingers:
"This brings me to the barefoot debate. I DO NOT STAND ALONE on this either. If you think running barefoot is going to solve your running issues or foot issues you are incorrect. I have video taped at least 100 people who chose to run barefoot or in vibrams and felt they did themselves a favor where in fact the video tape shows they either created more or made their form worse (#1 on that list is people start running with their hip flexors when they make this switch). I have even seen people heel strike barefoot or in the goofy little slippers. You need to reprogram your feet kids, and doing that is a process. There are several ways to do this and yes walking around or even running or jump roping barefoot can help (it will not solve) the issue. Scrunching up a pillow sheet with your toes, picking up objects with your feet, working the range of motion of the ankle and feet, stretching the calves and feet all play a large roll. The deal is you need to start re-wiring the foot and start using it the way it was designed. I have personally worked with several folks who had “flat feet” and we actually re-built the arch of the foot. It is a process but can be done if you are adamant about this stuff and your shoe choices." See full post here.
This week's hours: normal M-W, closed Thursday, open 10am-1pm on Friday with flag football against Crossfit North Atlanta at 2pm. If you're playing, please meet at gym between 1 and 1:15.