8 Training Tools for 2018
“The idea that the harder you work, the better you’re going to be is just garbage. The greatest improvement is made by the man or woman who works most intelligently.” ~ Bill Bowerman
In addition to the TRUEFORM RUNNER, here are some of our favorite "intelligent" training tools that keep us training better.
wearable movement tracker
Total energy exertedTotal stress of the runStress per splitGPS capabilities to track distance, speed, & and pace
2. Barefoot Science -foot strengthening insoles
increases arch stabilityimproves proprioception (foot-sense)
3. WHOOP – recovery tracker
measures physiological markers for performance readinesscalculates needed recovery
4. Injinji Socks – socks with toe splay
benefits of a sock without any compressive forces on the toes which can impair foot function
abrasion preventionmoisture management
5. MinimalShoes – simply put by Vivobarefoot…
the lighter the shoe the less likely movement is impairedthe thinner the shoe the more feet can sense the ground
6. XOSKIN Apparel – highest rate base layer
reduces body heat by decreasing the skin to fabric frictionmoves moisture faster causing the fabric and skin to stay dryer and coolerreduces odor causing bacteria while helping to promote skin wellness with ionic copper technology
aligns toes improving balance and stabilitystrengthens muscles throughout the foot and lower legrestores foot function and relieves foot pain.
8. Your brain
While the TRUEFORM RUNNER and all of these products can significantly improve your performance and training management, none are a substitute for your own intuition. We want to utilize training tools to enable function without becoming dependent on the tool itself for the function. Ideally, at some point all of these tools can be removed, and your own intuition and body will govern performance and training management without any loss of function.
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