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You have an idea. You’re going to get in shape. Filled with a palpable enthusiasm you run out the door and head to the gym. Your eyes are bright, there’s a smile on your face, you are motivated… ready to conquer anything holding you back from having the body you’ve always dreamed of. Two weeks later you are back on the couch. All motivation sucked from your very bones, a dull grimace of self pity plastered across your face. If only I had more will power, stronger reserve,…

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In my last post, I gave you half of the secret behind strong and healthy barefoot running–a complete guide to mastering your running technique. In this post, I want to offer you the second piece of the puzzle: how to transition safely to barefoot running. For those of you who are just getting started with natural movement and want to make the transition to barefoot running, I highly advise you follow the plan I describe in this post. Just because “transition injuries” are so common among barefoot beginners…

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I’m going to ask you an important question you may have never been asked before. Are you ready for it? Here it comes… Do you know how to run? You may think you do, but have you ever really taken the time to study, practice and refine your most basic movement skill: running? If you haven’t, that’s okay. Most people haven’t. Due to the elementary nature of running, most people simply assume they know how to run and proceed to slowly grind their bodies into the ground–becoming confused…