Category: Friday Fun

Barefoot running did’t work, what now? – wrapping it up

So to recap Рour runner has anterior shin pain as a result of tibialis anterior over activity. Taking her shoes off increased her pain. Last week, two potential options for retraining were proposed. It was great to also see many other retraining strategies proposed by people. I am sure that John Foster will be pleased



Barefoot running didn’t work, what now? – Part 2

So to recap – our runner has anterior shin pain as a result of tibialis anterior over activity. Taking her shoes off increased her pain. Here were a few of the many suggestions of the next step to take: 1. Give her more cushioning and bulkier shoes – I like the irony but not sure



Barefoot running didn’t work, what now?

So two weeks ago we saw this runners anterior shin pain related to over activity of tibialis anterior was #worse with barefoot running (see videos below). Here were my 2 key biomecanincal considerations of why (obviously very simplistic): 1. Tib ant muscle activity during heel strike running is more the 3 times that of forefoot strike



Some Friday Fun – Is this runners anterior shin pain better or worse with barefoot running?

Tweet #better or #worse Shod Barefoot   The answer: #worse Thanks for some fantastic discussion from all on twitter and here on comments. Her issue/pain was related to excessive Tib ant muscle activity during foot strike. Some key considerations, which I think all were pointed out amongst the discussions: 1. Tib ant muscle activity during