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MovNat, More on Orthotics & Barefoot, and France Conference Presentation

by drgangemi on September 25, 2011

This week’s post spans from teaching to training. A new article I’ve written is up on the MovNat site – Endurance Orientated MovNat Training – as well as an accompanying video. Click here. Why do I like MovNat so much? It’s a great addition to any and every workout routine to help develop overall conditioning, balance, strength, and well-being regardless of fitness level. Yes, it’s even great for endurance athletes, which is the main purpose of the post, as I receive many emails asking me how to make MovNat more aerobic/less anaerobic. Plus, MovNat incorporates true human movement patterns that goes far beyond developing fitness, as I discussed here in my first MovNat post. I’ll be working with the MovNat team next Summer 2012 at one of their West Virginia camps for a more endurance focused MovNat workshop week. More on that to come.

Last week I presented my gait evaluation, barefoot & minimalist shoe analysis, and some of my dysglycemia (blood sugar issues) therapies in Bordeaux, France, to over 100 doctors and students from the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia. I was all dressed-up but still ditched the shoes as you can see in the photo. My Powerpoint presentation can be found here (first in the list). If you’re not a physician or therapist you may still find it interesting, especially the first one-third which is about the benefits of barefoot and minimalist footwear. And even more information can be found here on the DRG site – a recent post on orthotics (yeah, I don’t like em’ too much) as well as proper/improper footwear.

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