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The Shoes Make the Kid

June 06, 2012

It’s cool watching Athletes slowly roll in with different types of low profile shoes.  They’re great for CrossFit style workouts, more about and as K-Star explains in the video, they may correct the shortening of our heel cords.

It’s even more interesting if we look at how our kids move.  I’m not bragging, but I’d ask you to watch how my son, Jack, moves.  When he runs, his heels go right to his butt.  When he squats, or sits in a squat, his weight is perfectly distributed across his feet.  He may be a coaches kid, but I never taught him any off this stuff.  It’s just how kids move: without the restrictions that we develop over time.

I thought the most interesting K-Star says in the video is about heel striking.  He explains that in watching kids movement, he noticed that they begin to see heel striking in 1st grade.  Could shoe choice be the first step in messing up our kids mobility?

*Just a quick note…you all know our kids BARELY wear shoes…but when they do they are Chuck Taylors or other FLAT shoes. Only time will tell how this will pan out.

Workout of the Day

Front Squat



1 Front Squat, 1 Kettlebell Swing

2 Front Squat, 2 Kettlebell Swings

3 Front Squat, 3 Kettlebell Swings

Etc for 7 minutes

Men 115/53, Ladies 75/35

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