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Impressive performance mes amis! (Please try and log your miles a little earlier next time eh? Some of us Anglais were nearly wetting ourselves at the possibility of winning! )
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Alexandra Raisman of the U.S. competing on the balance beam in the gymnastic women's team final at the London Olympic Games. Photo: Jamie Squire, Getty Images
The Importance of Proprioception
As barefooters, I think we’re all pretty much aware of the importance of proprioception, the awareness of our body position which comes from our sense of touch and our perceived motions. It is sometimes called our “sixth sense”.
Unsurprisingly, shoes limit our proprioceptive sense and that can lead to falls and other difficulties.
And you might just bite off your foot.
Dr. Steven Robbins of McGill University is one of the pioneers in studying how footwear has affected proprioception. In...
Barefoot Running Magazine
Summer Issue is available for FREE download!
Be sure to check out the BRS and 2014 International Barefoot Running Day's spread starting on page 162 with a special article on the UK's Brighton IBRD event starting on page 158. http://issuu.com/davidrobinson0/docs/barefoot_running_magazine_issue_12_
Barefoot Runner 1-Year into Journey to End of the World
Photo Courtesy: Joseph Michael Kai-Tsu Liu Roqueni
Oaxaca, Mexico -- One year ago, you may have driven right by him on Route 7. You would have never known that Joseph Michael Kai-Tsu Liu Roqueni was on a quest to run barefoot (mostly) from Montreal to Ushuaia, Argentina otherwise known as the end of the world. Liu Roqueni is still going. We met him for the first time a year ago this week in Milton. Today he is south of Oaxaca, Mexico. One thing he's learned through 3 countries and nearly 3,000 miles is that people are good.
Most of the people. I would say 98-99% of the people are essentially good." he said from Mexico. "And they, you know, when they see someone that...
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