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Old 11-27-2010, 10:23 PM   #16
Andrew Wilson
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
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Originally Posted by Chad Cilli View Post

As for this SEAL/SWCC video, what are your thoughts on the advice for running shoes and orthotics? I had switched to barefoot because I thought that it would improve my mechanics and foot strength, but to be totally honest, I'm just not seeing a huge difference from when I wore shoes.
My brother in law actually has the same issue, flat feet and was talking about the dr recommending orthotics. Definitely something more to look into.

Originally Posted by Chad Cilli View Post
Which brings me back to your question, I think my arch is collapsing. I land on my heel, and then the outside edge of my foot makes contact, and then my foot seems to roll in and my arch flattens out and then I push off of my big toe.
Ya, definitely some mechanical things going on.
Harvard on barefoot running: http://www.barefootrunning.fas.harva...iningTips.html
Correcting foot pronation:
Biomechanical Factors Associated with Tibial
Stress Fracture in Female Runners:
The harvard site has more excellant info through it.

Sounds the next thing to look into is are leg bones connecting in a straight line on impact (no leaning internally/extern)...Have you ever had any knee injuries?
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