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Whole body barefoot : transitioning well to minimal footwear

Author: Katy Bowman
Publisher: [United States] : Propriometrics Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How can we unlock whole-body movement when our feet have been bound for decades? Is it as simple as kicking off our shoe-shackles and releasing our feet into the wild? Whole Body Barefoot will help you safely and effectively transition to minimal footwear, reaping the enormous benefits of freeing your feet without injuring yourself along the way. --
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(OCoLC)898088772
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Katy Bowman
ISBN: 9780989653923 0989653927
OCLC Number: 1008773579
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Title Page --
Copyright --
Dedication --
Contents --
Foreword --
Introduction --
Section 1: Think --
The problem with shoes (is not just about shoes or feet) --
The heel --
Heels and â#x80;#x9C;body neutralâ#x80;#x9D; (and that diagram that everyone uses to explain the need for minimal shoes) --
There are more â#x80;#x9C;partsâ#x80;#x9D; to your body than you realize --
Transitioning out of a heel --
The flip-flop flaw --
Ankle schmear --
Letâ#x80;#x99;s check if your schmear is affecting your shoe size --
Terrain and the trouble with the â#x80;#x9C;naturalâ#x80;#x9D; argument --
So, whatâ#x80;#x99;s natural? Your mission: mobilize your feet, in the lab and on the fieldSection 2: Move --
Stance habits to change --
Stretching the intrinsic tissues of the foot --
Stretching the extrinsic tissues of the foot --
Strengthening the intrinsic tissues of the foot --
Strengthening the extrinsic muscles of the foot --
Strengthening your walk --
Un-duck your feet --
Conclusion --
The Program --
Appendix --
References and Further Reading --
Index
Other Titles: Transitioning well to minimal footwear
Responsibility: Katy Bowman ; foreword by Erwan Le Corre.

Abstract:

How can we unlock whole-body movement when our feet have been bound for decades? Is it as simple as kicking off our shoe-shackles and releasing our feet into the wild? Whole Body Barefoot will help you safely and effectively transition to minimal footwear, reaping the enormous benefits of freeing your feet without injuring yourself along the way. --

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