Found a way to keep feet strong over winter.

Discussion in 'Training Information/Training Regimens' started by Barefootconservative, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. Barefootconservative

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    My college has a recreation center where I can work on fitness, and if they allow me to do my workouts barefoot, I can also work on foot strength and toughness over winter. But I wonder what the best ways to fit these in are (or if I should not do some of these barefoot)
    I'll start out by doing some stretches, and foot stretches. Then, I'll start with five minutes walking on the track to warm up, then start running, adding a few minutes every week.

    But there are a few other things I'd like to do:
    Light weight lifting
    Treadmill
    Elliptical

    How do I space it all out across two days a week?
     
  2. Gordon

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    These guys have a decent routine. I use it as a daily warm-up. But I'm old. YMMV https://gmb.io/feet/?utm_campaign=16/08/30+-+Feet+(yATSL6)&utm_medium=email&_ke=Y2FybGFza2VyQHNiY2dsb2JhbC5uZXQ=&utm_source=Newsletters+(Active)

    I think you can do all of the activities you mention without shoes. Lifting heavy without shoes or in minimal shoes is popular. I'd run first and then lift because running is a skill and you want to practice skills when you're fresh.

    Edit to add: Lifting is a skill, too, but it's best to work on only one skill at a time. Since you're young enough to be in college, you can probably get away with three days of lifting and three days of running/elliptical per week so long as you keep the load reasonable. Then you could work on both. :) Two days per week? I'd probably crush myself every workout because the recovery period is so long and I'd want to see progress.
     
  3. Barefootconservative

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    Well, I was thinking of may be doing one day of just running, then do one day of half and half.
     

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