I’ve been wearing my pair of @vivobarefoot for the past 4 months and I can honestly say they’re the most unrealllll shoes I’ve ever had. First of all, they’re vegan and made from plastic bottles rescued from landfill, so they’re environmentally friendly too. Savage.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve had problems with my feet. I bought extra-comfort runners and I got insoles and I tried loads of different things, but my feet were constantly uncomfortable.
I know this is gonna sound so stupid like but these shoes have honestly changed my life, they’re incredible. They’re so comfortable (they felt a bit weird for the first week, but after that they were grand) and I feel so much more grounded when I’m wearing them, if that makes any sense.
And I just think it’s so cool to see such an inspirational brand like Vivobarefoot, they’re so passionate about what they do, and they do everything to such a high quality.
If you’re interested, defo check out @vivobarefoot ‘s page, and also check out @thehappypear@shakira_coonghe@firstname.lastname@example.org cuz they all know a lot more than me, and they’re all really cool 😍
Thank you, Vivobarefoot, I love youuuuu 🌎
Issues with the feet cause so many issues up stream! 😦(Shins, knees, hips back) I’m passionate about this. @vivobarefoot dropped a mini documentary all about this. 🔥Link in my story to watch it. 👈 Also, i got a couple projects coming with @vivobarefoot , so be on the lookout for more info 😉(NOTE: if you start incorporating barefoot, do so slowly so that you don’t shock your body too much & cause Injury. Start with simple barefoot walking) ...
Good image from #vivobarefoot to see the benefits of pulling up from ground vs reaching.
Foot on Left ❌Active Landing ahead of body with a tense ankle, weight on heel, foot acts like a brake, slowing down run + increasing impact. ❌Reaching is an unnecessary active muscle contraction in running.
Foot on Right (Pull)
✅This image could be initial ground contact, gravity lands foot, naturally, under body, ball of foot touches first, then rest of foot with body, weight on ball of foot, ✅Or foot pulling up from ground in response to body falling forward 🔹Both are correct, using muscle elasticity and reflexive response of hamstring, reducing fatigue, time on ground and chance of injury in run
⬅️Swipe to see a couple of drills you can add to strengthen your feet and pull response in run. #runrx 🔹Clinics, gait analysis or 321Run online: runrx.fit ...
🛑 FREEZE! Don’t move a muscle!
Something I like to train often is my ability to stop (or go) when I say so.
Why? I’m soooo glad you asked!
Momentum & gravity can often be great, but often times in workouts they are not 🤔.
Momentum + Gravity = Mindless moments of- “where should I feel this, why don’t I feel this, why is my ass saggy, Oh, I need to stop at the store, Why does my knee hurt when I squat, I’m probably squatting wrong- ahh well, I can’t believe my husband forgot to call the plumber!”
Most any movement require a “push and pull” aspect... movement is intentional.
I like to stop at any moment to be checked in, to make sure my clients are checked in.
Does it all go smooth 💯% of the time? Lordy, NO... I’m only 1/2 Ninja!
But I practice!
(This was just a quick set of high knees! High knees are a killer core workout... do you know why? Try it and tell me what you think!)
This is the body that carries me through it all, day in and day out. There are some moments where I feel like I’m carrying more weight than “usual” but what is “usual”? What is normal? What is fit? I’m thick, I’m strong, I’m Latina, this is the way my body was made and will look like most days. Some days, though, I may feel stronger or I may be weaker. I’m almost in my mid 30s, but I now know that working out makes me feel good and at this point in the game, being thinner is not on the radar and is not a part of any goals I want to attain. I hope that many of you out there know that you are good enough, you don’t have to shrink yourself and you don’t have to deprive yourself of happiness just to fit into a swimsuit. Be strong, be happy, y’all! ...