Barefoot Running: Perfect Form and Key Exercises

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Getting Started: Exercises

“You need to take a few steps back from where you are now,” says Lee Saxby. “As a baby has to learn to walk, so you need to acquire – or regain – new motor skills before you are ready to run barefoot.” Here’s how...

1. Barefoot walking

Why: It hones proprioception and starts to ‘wake up’ those dormant muscles in your feet. Backwards walking also develops range of motion in the foot and ankle.

How: Spend as much time as you can – at home, at work and outdoors – unshod. Play with different surfaces and incorporate backwards walking.

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