THE WORLD'S BIGGEST LIST OF EXERCISE, FITNESS & NUTRITION PRACTICES THAT YOU SHOULD AVOID.

Hardly an hour goes by that you don't find someone at the gym doing something
that is not helping them and might eventually hurt them
Incorrect Exercise Form ♦ Inappropriate Exercise Selection ♦ Obsolete Exercises ♦ Contraindicated Exercises ♦ Ineffective Exercise Programs ♦ Things that Look Cool but Don't Make Sense (most of these don't really look good some people just think they do) ♦ Poor Nutrition


Monday, August 25, 2008

DON'T TREAD ON THESE: Exercise Shoe NO NO

DON'T WEAR TIRED WORN OUT SHOES!
The American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine recommends replacing running shoes every 300-600 miles. The midsoles of shoes compress and lose their ability so absorb shock, so your joints end up absorbing the impact - you may feel foot pain, shin splints, knee pain, hip pain, and so on. Use a separate pair of shoes for running and if you are running every day, consider alternating between 2-3 pairs of shoes to give the midsoles time to decompress. For other sports such as basketball, consider changing shoes after about 60 hours of use. Someone with knee pain asked my advice last week, I had him replace his year old shoes, and within days he was feeling better!