Friday May 15, 2009

"DT"

Five rounds for time of:
155 pound Deadlift, 12 reps
155 pound Hang power clean, 9 reps
155 pound Push jerk, 6 reps

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Deb using a piece of rope for pull-ups

Well, I have been thinking a lot about shoes lately.  A book I am currently reading is guiding me in this regard. It is called "Born to run" by Christopher McDougall.  It is a book about a hidden tribe of superathletes in the Copper Canyon region of Mexico.  They run super distances and climb all over the canyons in sandals laced to their feet.  It talks about how western civilization, since the early 70's and the invent of the soft soled running shoe have perpetuated the incidence of knee, ankle and foot injuries.  Did you know that between 65% to 85% of all runners are injured every year.  This is not because running is bad.  We as humans are born to run.  I am convinced this is because of the shoes most of us strap to our feet. The soft soles make it so our feet cannot perform in the way they were meant to.  The shoes make our feet weak and wimpy.  So take your shoes off.  Walk or run in the soft grass.  Get those feet strong again.  Do this a little at a time. It will take time to get your feet strong again.