To the uninitiated barefoot running comes across as a fringe sport reserved for the rare combination of ultra athlete and super hippie. Still there are benefits to be gained for even the casual participant. Barefoot running or running in minimalist footwear can promote improvements in biomechanics and in some cases relieve running related injuries.
Deadlifting should be intuitive and simple. Remember, in the most basic sense, you are doing nothing more than picking something up off the ground. If you keep your back stable and the weight close to your body there’s little room for error. Problems arise when one lets ego take over and attempts to lift more weight than they are able. Work the form, practice higher reps at lower weight and in no time you’ll be deadlifting with increased confidence and strength.
Rules by nature are rigid. Pursuing the ideal of total fitness means breaking rules and embarking on a lifetime quest for truth and excellence. Continually we attempt to separate fact from fiction, look for what’s tried and true, then employ the distilled elements to our benefit. With so much information out there, it’s easy to become confused. Thankfully common ground can be found in basic, fundamental, principles.
We all know we need exercise, but what type, how much and how often? At ATOMIC, our training is progressive, planned, and focused. Weekend warriors frantically