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How to switch to minimalist running shoes

How to switch to minimalist running shoes

I’m sure many who read “Born to run “, want to throw out your old running shoes with a thick heel and start to go for miles in minimalist New Balance, Altra, or Vibram. Or maybe you read the post about minimalist running shoes strengthen the foot. In any case, do not rush and so sharply to change everything, here, as in running, in General, required a gradual approach. Dr. Nicolas Campitelli in his book “Running in minimalist shoes” gives some useful tips to make the transition comfortable and most importantly no injuries.

You may like to run in minimalist running shoes from the very first kilometres, but your body has not yet adapted to them. In the first place will suffer the muscles of the foot, which didn’t have a lot sooner and weak, they will not be able to cope with the new loads. In addition, increased load on the “resting” while running on the heel gluteal and calf muscles, and hamstrings and hamstring. Not to mention the bones, when Continue reading

Yoga for men

Yoga for men

That might lead the average man to start doing yoga? It turns out that there are many, many reasons.

For example, health.There is a desire to pull myself together and to bring your body in order, but because of his injuries or casestudypopup health protivopokazaniya load in the gym or on the treadmill. To pay attention to yoga to help and the simple desire to get rid of constant stress and fatigue accumulated during the working days. And often the decision to try something new and exotic.

Fortunately, today a huge number of halls, schools and classes that teach this kind of Eastern gymnastics. But who attends these classes? Mostly women, but men are there to meet a very, very difficult, especially in Russia. Continue reading

Why after exercise sore muscles

WHY DO MUSCLES HURT AFTER EXERCISE?

Everyone knows the pain in muscles after strenuous exercise, especially if the person is a long time not engaged in physical activity. This pain occurs 4-6 hours after exercise, and on the second day of increases. It happens that’s why.

During intensive muscle work operates in the so-called anaerobic mode, i.e. when it lacks oxygen and uses the stored energy. The end product of anaerobic metabolism is lactic acid. If the load is moderate, then the lactic acid safely excreted from the muscles by the blood. But if the load

is intensive, lactic acid does not have time to be excreted from the muscles and starts to irritate the nerve endings. So there is pain.

This is the first type of pain is caused by large muscle loads. It occurs during exercise, and increases as they continue, but gradually goes away after exercise. After physical activity increases blood flow to muscles, increases their tone, the muscles increase in volume.

But there is a second type of muscle pain from stress – lagging muscle pain. It occurs the next Continue reading

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