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Barefoot Running Step by Step: Barefoot Ken Bob, The Guru of Shoeless Running, Shares His Personal Technique For Running With More by [Wallack, Roy, Saxton, Ken Bob]
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Many who try barefoot running (especially in "barefoot" shoes), are ending up with serious calf strains, Achilles problems, and foot injuries, because they were unaware of, or ignored information in Barefoot Running Step by Step.

Barefoot Running Step by Step is the book, based on what thousands of us have learned by sharing information on the original Running Barefoot website since 1997, that has helped tens of thousands of people learn how to run more gently, efficiently, and safely, by eliminating excess forces incurred when the foot reacts with the ground during running.

It's not just for my own personal profit that I want everyone to buy Barefoot Running Step by Step. It's also because I'm sick and tired of hearing from more and more people who thought they understood the concept of barefoot running and are injuring themselves because instead of eliminating the excess forces that cause most running injuries they simply relocated the stresses to different areas.
Despite what you may have heard or read elsewhere, barefoot running is not simply about landing on the fore-foot, nor is it completely automatic (except in infants learning to walk and run barefoot), and apparently, for those who fail to heed my advice, barefoot (or at least "barefoot shoe") running, can be quite injurious. And those of you who go into it without any idea of how you need to change the way you're running are giving real barefoot running a bad reputation. And you haven't even let your bare sole touch the ground!

Please, if you plan to run barefoot (or in "barefoot" shoes), or if even you want to learn how to run with fewer injuries in shoes,  READ Barefoot Running Step by Step NOW! Do not wait until after you suffer stress fractures in your feet ... well at least then, you'll have plenty of time to read Barefoot Running Step by Step.
Have fun,
-Barefoot Ken Bob Saxton

From the Back Cover

"Barefoot Ken Bob is The Master. Long before anyone else was even talking about barefoot running, he was perfecting the art . . . Now, after twenty years of teaching, experimenting, and "merry marathoning" (as he calls it), the first and best source of barefoot-running knowledge is bringing his ideas to print. And it's about time."
--Christopher McDougall, author of Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

"Ken Bob Saxton, a pioneer of the modern barefoot running movement, has logged more miles in his birthday shoes than just about anyone I know, and he has helped countless people run barefoot. As one would expect, this delightful book, full of wit and wisdom, is an invaluable guide for anyone who wants to run barefoot, avoid injury, and have fun."
--Daniel E. Lieberman, professor of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Learn Barefoot Running from the Master!Almost overnight, barefoot running has exploded onto the fitness scene. However, it involves more than simply taking off your shoes. In fact, everything you've learned about barefoot running is probably wrong--unless you've learned it from Barefoot Ken Bob Saxton. The leading instructor and proponent of unshod running, he has completed seventy-six marathons barefoot, survived an astounding marathon-a-month challenge in 2004, and gone on to top that with sixteen marathons in 2006, including four in a fifteen-day period--all barefoot. Barefoot Running Step by Step separates the facts from the hype, outlines Ken Bob's personal techniques, and details the latest research on the newest trend in mankind's oldest sport. Whether you run barefoot occasionally, part-time, or full-time, you'll find methods for improving your form, staying injury-free, dramatically improving your speed and performance, and having more fun.
Ease into it: The steps you need to make the transition from running in shoes to barefoot running as painless and easy as possible.
Improve Speed: Barefoot running's injury reduction benefits are well-touted; however a new landmark study proves that barefooting--even part-time--can make you faster.
The Bent Knee: The hidden secret to perfect running form. How this crucial adjustment will keep you running stronger and injury-free for life.
Vibrams and Minimalist Shoes: Barefoot running is not a transition from shoes to minimalist shoes to bare feet. It's the other way around. Why you need to run barefoot before you use other footwear.
Start From the Head: Proper barefoot form doesn't start at the feet. Discover how to get the correct body biomechanics.

Barefoot Running Step by Step is filled with series photos and illustrations that show you the "do's" and "don'ts" of barefoot running, the latest research, and Ken Bob Saxton's personal experiences and insights for running barefoot for life.

Product Details

  • File Size: 87687 KB
  • Print Length: 244 pages
  • Publisher: Fair Winds Press (May 1, 2011)
  • Publication Date: May 1, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00504TLYC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #286,858 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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