#selfisolation #outdoortraining #barefoottraining #legday
I think I shared this once...I had taken a nutrition course some time ago, we had a guest speaker discuss holistic nutrition etc. While his focus was on nutrition, he had a very interesting view/approach applied to his practice. All throughout his presentation, he repeated, "if you go against nature, you go against yourself." It was one of those "aha" moments for me. I took that phrase and applied it to various facets in my life, including my career as a trainer.
Today, I decided I would do my entire leg routine barefoot, again, and on the lawn. The temperature was nice and the earth was soft and cooling.
If you know me, I'm a big advocate of barefoot training. If you do a search on the benefits, you'll find many articles supporting this practice. I first started barefoot #strength training when I started to work with #kettlebells it just made sense, the closer to the ground, the better you can stabilize your swings. Well, #kettlebell training isn't just about swings, it also involves #squats and pressing. That's when I decided to apply it to my #barbell #training too. Luckily, I have adequate hip and ankle mobility to allow me to train like this.
Now, kettlebells were not the first example of barefoot training, practicing #yoga was my very first experience. #proprioception #balance
This brings us back to that phrase, "if you go against nature, you go against yourself." Ideally, we should be barefoot all the time. Unfortunately, not all floors are appropriate for certain activities. This is why athletic shoes are designed in their various ways, to help address that variety in flooring.
Truth be told, all my best lifts and workouts have been barefoot. Yes, I wear minimalist shoes, but trust me, there is not comparison to how the body moves when barefoot.
I challenge anyone doing home workouts, do them barefoot. I bet you'll be surprised how challenging it can be.