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Sprinting Barefoot Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Sprinting Barefoot.

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The Pros and Cons of Barefoot Running

Although barefoot running has been practiced in some parts of the world for hundreds of years, the concept has only recently gained popularity as an alternative to traditional running shoes in the Western world.  The book "Born to Run,"...  Read more

Strength Training Guidelines for Children & Teens

More and more kids are gravitating toward weight training. In most cases, strength training is safe and encouraged for kids. However, when done incorrectly, whether too intensely or too early in life, it can lead to permanent damage. Fitness trainer...  Read more

Find the Perfect Workout Shoe for You

Your feet work hard every day, carrying you through your daily tasks while you walk, stand, carry, lift, climb, clean, work, and exercise. If you neglect your feet—especially during a workout—then your feet with have to deal with swelling...  Read more

Starting Small is No Bull

Imagine you’re in Pamplona, Spain, in July. You’re sightseeing, shopping through downtown for that perfect souvenir for your spouse back home (hey, someone had to watch the kids, right?). You notice a crowd. Then a commotion. Then, right...  Read more

How a Good Gut Keeps You Healthy

You've heard the rumblings about bacteria. Once seen as just dirty germs, these microbes are now more accurately divided into two categories: disease-causing agents, or "bad" bacteria, and health-promoting "good" bacteria. ...  Read more

Just put my money down on doing my first sprint tr
Updated 2/29/2016 2:35:28 PM

Just put my money down on doing my first sprint triathlon...  Read more

I am doing my first sprint tri this week! Anyone h
Updated 2/18/2016 1:04:31 PM

I am doing my first sprint tri this week! Anyone have tips or experience?...  Read more

Hi all...Trying to get lighter for spartan sprint.
Updated 2/16/2016 2:10:07 AM

Hi all...Trying to get lighter for spartan sprint. It's in April and I just want to lose a few lbs (10lbs) before the race. I'm at 205 now. I'm from Brooklyn new york and I eat like an animal. Any one want to help me reach this goal?...  Read more

I've been wearing some trail type walking barefoot
Updated 2/9/2016 4:44:57 PM

I've been wearing some trail type walking barefoot type shoes as well as walking on the treadmill with socks or completely barefoot. Today I tired to wear my Adidas which are running shoes. I kept struggling trying to get going. Tossed the shoes o...  Read more

I started with sprint 8 and sparkpeople last week.
Updated 2/1/2016 3:26:45 PM

I started with sprint 8 and sparkpeople last week. Since Wed lost 4.4 lbs. I'm excited....  Read more

Sign up for a Race

Choose a race now for spring or early summer. Start training now! Enjoy watching your skills grow in the coming weeks as you prepare for your event. And when it's race time, take time to enjoy watching everyone run her/his own race. It's an amazing t...  Read more

Is Barefoot Running Really Better?

Is Barefoot Running Really Better?A growing number of runners are ditching their shoes to hit the trails barefoot or in minimalist shoes even though the benefits haven't been proven. Should you join the minimalist movement?If you enjoy running, cha...  Read more

Barefoot Running & Functional Fitness Enthusiasts

For those interested in various forms of functional fitness / functional exercise and barefoot running/ walking/ activities and associated (and lack of) footware and research...  Read more

5 Exercises for Stronger, More Flexible Feet

Over the past three decades, fitness shoe manufacturers have developed advanced technology to cushion and control motion in our feet and ankles. While this advanced support can feel great, it doesn't allow our joints and soft tissue to artic...  Read more

Poll: 5 Footwear Trends for 2011, Which One(s) Have You Tried?

Having been a member of the running community for over five years now, I have seen a number of new footwear trends picking up speed. Last month the American College of Sports Medicine released its top five footwear trends for 2011. Everything from b...  Read more