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LONDON, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VIVOBAREFOOT
(http://www.vivobarefoot.com), the original barefoot shoe company, has teamed
up with biomechanics expert Lee Saxby to create the definitive guide to
injury free running and walking. Cutting through the myths and
misinformation, PROPRIOCEPTION: Making sense of Barefoot Running,
http://trainingclinic.vivobarefoot.com/ delivers a free step-by-step guide to
reducing injury, improving performance and reawakening the innate skill of
running and walking. Cutting-edge illustrations from renowned New York
illustrator Bryan Christie bring the science to life.
The eBook, which features glowing forewords from Christopher McDougall,
author of Born to Run and Harvard University Professor Daniel Lieberman,
investigates why we have forgotten how to run. Saxby, who was described by
McDougall as the "world's best barefoot running coach" states, "Humans have
evolved as endurance running specialists, but approximately 80% of all
runners are injured each year. There are three natural locomotion forms for
human beings: walking, running and sprinting. Jogging is a modern invention,
only possible in padded shoes. This eBook aims to stop to the tyranny of
jogging and teach people how to run."
Making Sense of Proprioception
Most importantly the guide explains proprioception, the secret to optimum
performance and injury free running, commonly referred to as our sixth sense.
Saxby states, "Running is a skill and the cornerstone of developing that
skill is proprioceptive feedback. Proprioception from the feet informs the
brain of the ground reaction forces encountered and triggers change to the
most appropriate form of locomotion. It's essential to enjoyable and injury
free running. Understanding and developing your proprioceptive sense is the
first step on the journey towards reawakening the skill of natural movement."
Shoes: Part of Our Evolutionary Heritage
Ever since humans wandered the globe they started to protect their feet
from cold temperatures and rough terrains. But, it is only in the last 40
years they have started to put big padded soles between themselves and the
earth. Saxby shows why shoes should be protective, but give maximum sensory
Also available as a downloadable PDF
Combining clear and accessible information, instructional training videos
and electrifying illustrations, PROPRIOCEPTION: Making Sense of Barefoot
Running is part scientific text, part hands-on instructional guide, and part
work of art.
Testimonials "The first time I saw Lee Saxby was the last time I ever had
a running injury," Chris McDougall author of Born to Run
"I've never seen anyone better... [Lee Saxby] has the ability to
translate his advice into words that make sense and which you can follow,"
Professor Daniel Lieberman
In 2004, VIVOBAREFOOT launched the first minimalist shoe collection with
a patented, ultra thin puncture resistant sole offering maximum
proprioception with protection. VIVOBAREFOOT features a collection of
multi-terrain barefoot performance shoes and the largest minimalist lifestyle
shoe line on the market.