Barefoot Runners Society
Preventing and Healing Stress Fractures & Stress Reactions
By The Sock Doc
A stress fracture occurs when there is an overload of stress in a bone because of poor biomechanics and sometimes accompanying nutritional imbalances. Poor biomechanics occur due to muscle imbalances that are a result of mechanical and nutritional problems. Improper footwear is a very common mechanical factor resulting in muscle imbalances and subsequently a stress fracture. Those who wear footwear that is designed to absorb shock and control motion can be setting themselves up for a stress fracture as major muscles that help disperse and absorb shock naturally will no longer be working correctly....
Turn Off the Brakes on Downhills
By Barefoot Ken Bob Saxton
Fear is one of the biggest handicap on downhills. Fear of falling and hurting yourself possibly badly. Confidence in running fast downhills comes with skill at running fast downhills. Practice will add to both.
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