Barefoot Running Step by Step - Roy M. Wallack & Ken Bob Saxton

Barefoot Running Step by Step

By Roy M. Wallack & Ken Bob Saxton

  • Release Date - Published: 2011-05-01
  • Book Genre: Sports & Outdoors
  • Author: Roy M. Wallack & Ken Bob Saxton
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Barefoot Running Step by Step Roy M. Wallack & Ken Bob Saxton read online review & book description:

“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

"This is a wonderful guide from the Godfather of barefoot running!" —Irene Davis, Ph.D., director of Spaulding National Running Center, Harvard Medical School

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 76 marathons barefoot, survived an astounding marathon-a-month challenge in 2004, and gone on to top that with 16 marathons in 2006, including four in a 15-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 barefoot run 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.

The Bent Knee:Here is the hidden secret to perfect running form. Learn 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. Discover 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.

Ease Into It:Here are the steps you need to take 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.

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.

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    Excellent book packed with helpful information. I have just started barefoot running. Actually, I bought a pair of minimalist shoes when picking up my race packet for a half marathon last October. Fascinated by the feel of no heel lifts, I thought I'd go for a short four mile run the evening before the race. I made it one mile before both achilles became so painful I could hardly walk home! It was two weeks before I could walk without pain! I was still convinced that barefoot running was what I wanted to do. It became onvious that I had to learn how to run all over. I began reading everything I could get my hands on regarding the subject. Because of our cold winters I have run barefoot in place in my basement working up to one hour. I have used minimalist shoes when venturing outside and actually ran barefoot outside today at 30 degrees. I ran five miles in minimalist shoes and one mile barefoot. I understand why BKB says start barefoot and then use shoes if you must. I plan to continue building my endurance and strength. My goal is to run totally barefoot. This book has been a treasury of sound advice and inspiration!!! BLB, let me know when you come back to Michigan. I want to learn more from the master of barefoot running. Run barefoot and prosper!
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    By Blazah
    This book was very well written. Ken Bob has the heart of a teacher and is truly a gifted writer. I appreciated how educational and extensive the content was in this book and the manner in which it was presented. This is a "must have" for barefoot enthusiasts at any level, aspiring barefoot runners, and interestingly enough, for shod runners who want to get to the next level in their performance.
  • Sole's best friend

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    By Redheadtinkerbell
    I really enjoyed not only the educational elements of the stat's but most importantly the exact detail on how to create better form. This helped me to not get hurt and run more. I was having an issue with my feet burning and my feet were scraping on the ground. This book gave me the fix in my technique to do it a different way. I don't want to give it away, but thank you. It has motivated me. Running always felt good to me but was filled with labor. Now I feel elated after a run. I am beginning to enjoy my run in nature. Thanks guys for a great book! You are my Sole's best friend!

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