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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

Stride question for sprinting
Updated 4/26/2015 10:17:23 AM

I have just added a day of intervals into my running program. As I sprinted yesterday I tried some different strides to see which felt better. Is a short stride better than a longer stride when sprinting or is the opposite true?...  Read more

I've completed two Spartan Sprints, and will be at
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I've completed two Spartan Sprints, and will be at the Spartan Super in Las Vegas in April. The best thing would be Hiking, and a lot of upper body. Try carrying a weighted container, like a cooler or bucket while hiking. And practice BURPEES!...  Read more

running barefoot
Updated 2/14/2015 6:39:42 PM

Is running barefoot good or bad? example: on the beach. Thanks...  Read more

Spartan Sprint
Updated 2/24/2015 8:55:49 AM

Has anyone ever done a Spartan race? I want to do an obstacle run, and there happens to be a spartan sprint that's very convenient for me. I'm a little nervous to sign up because it seems pretty intense, but I strongly feel that I need a big goal to...  Read more

Excersise On my sprint master, haft to work myse
Updated 10/14/2014 10:59:23 AM

Excersise On my sprint master, haft to work myself up to 30 mins a day, plus walk, an weights help me to stay motivated please...  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

Quick weight Loss

I do quick sprints during my work out to burn more calories198...  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