SUBSCRIBE | NEWSLETTERS | MAPS | VIDEOS | BLOGS | MARKETPLACE | CONTESTS
TRY BACKPACKER FREE!
SUBSCRIBE NOW and get
2 Free Issues and 3 Free Gifts!
Full Name:
Address 1:
Address 2:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Email: (required)
If I like it and decide to continue, I'll pay just $12.00, and receive a full one-year subscription (9 issues in all), a 73% savings off the newsstand price! If for any reason I decide not to continue, I'll write "cancel" on the invoice and owe nothing.
Your subscription includes 3 FREE downloadable booklets.
Or click here to pay now and get 2 extra issues
Offer valid in US only.

Backpacker Magazine – August 2011

How to Walk

Yes, there's a better way to put one foot in front of the other. Improve your stride, trek farther, and end leg and back pain with our guide to the new science of healthy hiking.



Compared to all of the modes of land transportation nature has invented—galloping, slithering, hopping—walking on two legs is one of the most efficient at covering long distances. And easiest: A 2010 study by the University of Utah found that it takes 83 percent more energy to land first on the toes, as most mammals do, than to step first on the heel and rock forward, like humans. Clearly, when we left the jungle to roam the plains, bipedal locomotion gave us an advantage. We could cover vast distances while carrying tools, supplies, and carcasses—backpacking, in its most primitive form—and even wear down faster prey with our superior endurance (as famously argued in Christopher McDougall’s recent bestseller, Born to Run). 

“Backpacking used to be a necessary part of survival,” notes author and back-pain specialist Esther Gokhale, who has studied healthy sitting, standing, and walking postures in native cultures in India, Africa, and South America. People have been doing it for millennia. It’s in our DNA. But if you think you learned everything you need to know about putting one foot in front of the other as a toddler, think again. In a modern world dominated by sedentary office jobs, cardio-focused gym workouts, and overbuilt footwear, the fundamental biomechanics of healthy walking often get, well, trampled. Even small problems in your gait—a sagging arch, cramped toes, a pronating ankle—can reverberate up your body and cause knee, hip, and back pain. And hiking on an uneven trail with a 35-pound pack on your back only increases the potential for problems. The waiting rooms of podiatrists, orthopedic surgeons, and chiropractors are full of people, including otherwise healthy backpackers, who are suffering from walking-related ailments. And as a result, a new science of smarter striding is evolving.

My own reeducation in walking started with what I thought was a pebble in my shoe. After emptying out my boot several times and finding nothing, it dawned on me that the sharp pain at the ball of my foot could actually be coming from my foot itself. A trip to the podiatrist and new hiking shoes with a stiffer, more-padded midsole provided some relief, but the pain nagged at me with every run and hike. As the snow melted off the trails come spring, I trudged on and unknowingly changed my gait in an attempt to relieve the foot ache, which subsequently expanded to include calf pain as well. Then one day, the pain in my right calf became so intense that it stopped me in my tracks. I could barely limp the mile back to my car.
The torn calf muscle landed me in a Flagstaff, Arizona,  clinic where I hobbled on a treadmill as physical therapist and sports medicine expert Brian Schmitz analyzed my gait. I felt oddly self-conscious, since I had always prided myself on a sturdy stride. But I had obviously been doing something wrong. “You’re forefoot striking, probably due to proximal hip weakness,” announced Schmitz. Translation: After a long, snowy winter that kept me from my daily running and hiking routine, my hips and glutes had weakened and I had hit the trails that spring with a sloppy stride. And I had hit them hard—excited by the prospect of getting out—without allowing my body to rebuild strength. But I hadn’t been fully utilizing leg and hip muscles to ease myself forward, so I pounded my forefoot as I ramped up the miles. That caused the “pebble pain,” and I only got relief after a long break and treatment last summer.

After three months of physical therapy and focused training—literally, learning how to walk again—I returned to the trails stronger, pain-free, and with a mission to investigate the latest advice from sports medicine specialists, gait mechanics experts, and footwear designers. I wouldn’t make the same mistake again. Read their tips on stride, posture, strength, balance, stretching, gear, and injury prevention, and you won’t wind up with a rock in your shoe—or an ache in your calves or hips. What’s more, your more efficient, more fluid stride will help you log bigger miles with more speed and less fatigue.


READERS COMMENTS

Star Star Star Star Star
a;ldhl[#jjfvb
Dec 12, 2013

very good infomation

Star Star Star Star Star
bryony turner
Dec 12, 2013

very good infomation

Star Star Star Star Star
bryony turner
Dec 12, 2013

very good infomation

Star Star Star Star Star
www
Aug 14, 2013

Xin seemingly Prostitutes prostitution,Michael Kors USA, but in my opinion are not,Gucci Shoes Factory, in many cases you have to put away mentality,http://www.northfaceesoutletonline.net/, although fantasy was always broke and left a brutal reality of the truth in the face,http://www.guccishoesoutletfactorys.com/, but I still like fantasy. Hope I do not look down upon the view,http://www.northclearances.com/, on the contrary,http://www.mcmworldwidly.com/, she's standing in my mind are growing their tall,http://www.gucci-lvshoesfactory.com/, which is not mixed with any intermediate emotions,MCM Worldwide Outlet Online, simply friends,Coach Outlet Online USA, but her body had a magic,Gucci Shoes Factory, I can only be Hope but beyond. She is like the Holy Land that the hearts of the Shangri-La,http://www.mkoutletstates.com/, imagine that you can go to a quiet and grass aroma,Michael Kors Outlet, you can close your eyes and imagine the breeze skip your ears,http://www.monsterrheadphones.com/, you can even imagine wandering around in the flowers on the body,http://www.mkoutletmart.com/, there is no margin,http://www.cvshopfactory.com/, no reef. Hope gave me the impression is like this, we have minimal contact, but she gave my memory but it is so fascinating.

Star Star Star Star Star
awe
May 22, 2013

http://www.deprimaterra.com kawasan industri dan gudang bandung

http://www.deprimaterra.com kawasan industri dan pergudangan bandung

http://www.koplak.co.uk/2013/05/tujuan-instruksional-dalam-proses.html Tujuan Instruksional dalam Proses Belajar Mengajar

http://www.koplak.co.uk/2013/05/mengukur-hasil-desain-proses-belajar.html Mengukur Hasil Desain Proses Belajar Mengajar

http://www.koplak.co.uk/2013/05/karakteristik-siswa-learner.html Karakteristik Siswa - Learner Characteristics

http://www.koplak.co.uk/2013/05/perencanaan-desain-instruksional.html Perencanaan Desain Instruksional

http://www.koplak.co.uk/2013/04/demonstrasi-dan-simbolisisasi.html DEMONSTRASI DAN SIMBOLISISASI

http://www.koplak.co.uk/2013/04/suara-rakyat-maksimalkan-subsidi.html Suara Rakyat - Maksimalkan Subsidi Pertanian

http://www.koplak.co.uk/2013/05/sefty-sanustika-istri-ahmad-fathanah.html Sefty Sanustika Istri Ahmad Fathanah

http://www.koplak.co.uk/2013/05/psikologi-agama-dan-pendidikan-islam.html Psikologi Agama dan Pendidikan Islam

http://www.koplak.co.uk/2013/05/agama-menurut-perspektif-psikologi.html AGAMA MENURUT PERSPEKTIF PSIKOLOGI

http://www.koplak.co.uk/2013/04/kata-inspirasi-dari-ustadh-jefry-al.html Kata Inspirasi Ustadh Jefry Al Bukhori

http://www.koplak.co.uk/2013/04/berpikir-dalam-perspektif-al-quran.html Berpikir dalam Perspektif Al - Quran

http://www.koplak.co.uk/2013/04/fenomena-caleg-perempuan-atau-pemimpin.html Fenomena Caleg Perempuan atau Pemimpin Perempuan

http://www.koplak.co.uk/2013/04/bimbingan-dan-konseling-metode-dakwah.html BIMBINGAN dan KONSELING Metode Dakwah Alternatif

http://www.koplak.co.uk/2013/03/belajar-menjadi-pers-mahasiswa-yang-baik.html Belajar Menjadi Pers Mahasiswa yang Baik

http://www.koplak.co.uk/2013/03/foto-dan-biodata-fatin-shidqia-lubis.html Foto dan Biodata Fatin Shidqia Lubis

http://www.koplak.co.uk/2013/03/biodata-dan-foto-lengkap-penyanyi.html Foto dan Biodata Mikha Angelo

http://www.koplak.co.uk/2013/05/prediksi-skor-liga-champions-bayern.html Prediksi Skor Liga Champions Bayern Muenchen VS Borussia Dortmund

http://www.koplak.co.uk/2013/05/borussia-dortmund-vs-bayern-muenchen.html Susunan Pemain Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Muenchen Liga Champions

http://blognyakadhenk.blogspot.com/ Blog RAM system

http://www.koplak.co.uk/2013/05/10-fakta-seputar-status-jomblo.html 10 Fakta Seputar Status Jomblo

http://www.koplak.co.uk/2013/05/daftar-kontestan-master-chef-session-3.html Daftar Kontestan Master Chef Session 3

http://www.koplak.co.uk/2013/05/foto-lengkap-kontestan-master-chef.html Foto Lengkap Kontestan Master Chef Indonesia Session 3

http://www.koplak.co.uk/2013/05/orientalisme-dan-para-orientalis.html Orientalisme dan Para Orientalis

http://www.koplak.co.uk/2013/05/dinamika-pemikiran-islam.html dinamika pemikiran islam

http://www.koplak.co.uk/2013/05/sefty-sanustika-istri-ahmad-fathanah.html Sefty Sanustika Istri Ahmad Fathanah

http://www.koplak.co.uk/2013/05/aliran-pemikiran-islam.html aliran pemikiran Islam

http://www.koplak.co.uk/2013/05/juara-stand-up-comedy-session-3.html Juara Stand Up Comedy Session 3

http://www.koplak.co.uk/2013/05/pembagian-tugas-komisi-dprd.html Pembagian Tugas Komisi DPRD

http://www.koplak.co.uk/2013/05/koleksi-lengkap-foto-mikha-angelo.html Koleksi Lengkap Foto Mikha Angelo

http://nadymediafirecollection.blogspot.com/2013/05/margahayuland.html Margahayuland

http://www.ukaipo.com/awenetjacker/2013/05/15/de-primaterra-kawasan-industri-dan-gudang-bandung-indonesia/ DE PRIMA TERRA KAWASAN INDUSTRI DAN GUDANG BANDUNG INDONESIA

http://awenetjacker.gatsby.im/2013/05/15/de-primaterra-kawasan-industri-dan-gudang-bandung-indonesia/ DE PRIMA TERRA KAWASAN INDUSTRI DAN GUDANG BANDUNG INDONESIA

http://awenetjacker.schoolblogs.org/uncategorized/de-primaterra-kawasan-industri-dan-gudang-bandung-indonesia/ DE PRIMA TERRA KAWASAN INDUSTRI DAN GUDANG BANDUNG INDONESIA

http://www.imiair.com/awenetjacker/2013/05/16/de-primaterra-kawasan-industri-dan-gudang-bandung-indonesia/ DE PRIMA TERRA KAWASAN INDUSTRI DAN GUDANG BANDUNG INDONESIA

http://awenetjacker.blogcitoyen.fr/2013/05/16/de-primaterra-kawasan-industri-dan-gudang-bandung-indonesia/ DE PRIMA TERRA KAWASAN INDUSTRI DAN GUDANG BANDUNG INDONESIA

http://awenetjacker.vy73.net/2013/05/16/de-prima-terra-kawasan-industri-dan-gudang-bandung-indonesia/ DE PRIMA TERRA KAWASAN INDUSTRI DAN GUDANG BANDUNG INDONESIA

http://awenetjacker.blogwebmaster.ir/?p=5 DE PRIMA TERRA KAWASAN INDUSTRI DAN GUDANG BANDUNG INDONESIA

http://awenetjacker.blogmonster.de/2013/05/16/de-prima-terra-kawasan-industri-dan-gudang-bandung-indonesia/ DE PRIMA TERRA KAWASAN INDUSTRI DAN GUDANG BANDUNG INDONESIA

http://nadymediafirecollection.blogspot.com/2013/01/de-primaterra-industri-dan-gudang.html DE PRIMA TERRA KAWASAN INDUSTRI DAN GUDANG BANDUNG INDONESIA

http://korean-overload.blogspot.com/2013/01/de-primaterra-industri-dan-gudang.html DE PRIMA TERRA KAWASAN INDUSTRI DAN GUDANG BANDUNG INDONESIA

http://se7enseason.blogspot.com/2013/01/de-primaterra-industri-dan-gudang.html DE PRIMA TERRA KAWASAN INDUSTRI DAN GUDANG BANDUNG INDONESIA

http://kougakusha-kun.blogspot.com/2013/01/de-primaterra-industri-dan-gudang.html DE PRIMA TERRA KAWASAN INDUSTRI DAN GUDANG BANDUNG INDONESIA

http://angeliasin.blogspot.com/2013/05/de-primaterra-industri-dan-gudang.html DE PRIMA TERRA KAWASAN INDUSTRI DAN GUDANG BANDUNG INDONESIA

http://erynreyana.blogspot.com/2013/01/de-primaterra-industri-dan-gudang.html DE PRIMA TERRA KAWASAN INDUSTRI DAN GUDANG BANDUNG INDONESIA

http://princesssoulz98.blogspot.com/2013/01/de-primaterra-industri-dan-gudang.html DE PRIMA TERRA KAWASAN INDUSTRI DAN GUDANG BANDUNG INDONESIA

http://fanficnovel.blogspot.com/2013/01/de-primaterra-industri-dan-gudang.html DE PRIMA TERRA KAWASAN INDUSTRI DAN GUDANG BANDUNG INDONESIA

http://dentaldreamsanshul.blogspot.com/2013/03/tips-sukses-dalam-bisnis.html Tips Sukses Bisnis

http://mancandymondays.blogspot.com/2013/03/keuntungan-perusahaan-memberikan.html Keuntungan Perusahaan Memberikan Karyawan Hadiah Kartu

http://khairslearnkoreanblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/gagasan-bagus-perusahaan-membagikan.html Gagasan Bagus, Hadiah untuk Karyawan

http://bicarahatifarhana96.blogspot.com/2013/03/pembinaan-hubungan-baik-kolega-dan.html Membangun Hubungan Baik dengan Kolega

http://minmohd.blogspot.com/2013/03/membeli-hadiah-essentials-perusahaan.html Membeli Hadiah untuk Perusahaan

http://dilajustin.blogspot.com/2013/03/tips-sederhana-dan-efektif-cara-membuat.html Tips Sederhana dan Efektif Cara Membuat Bisnis Kecil Anda Sukses

http://noor-ciwek.blogspot.com/2013/03/promosi-produk-hadiah-perusahaan.html Promo Produk Hadiah Perusahaan

http://purenewlife.blogspot.com/2013/03/memulai-bisnis-usaha-kecil.html Memulai Bisnis Usaha Kecil

http://kougakusha-kun.blogspot.com/2013/03/hadiah-parsel-perusahaan-untuk-karyawan.html Hadiah Parsel untuk Karyawan

http://khunlover.blogspot.com/2013/03/3-poin-yang-harus-anda-negosiasikan.html 3 Poin Negosiasi Ketika Kehilangan Pekerjaan

http://alyahfarzana.blogspot.com/2013/03/5-teknik-mencari-pekerjaan.html 5 Teknik Mencari Pekerjaan

http://anonymousworldwritings.blogspot.com/2013/03/ambil-pekerjaan-dan-tunjukkan-bahwa.html Ambil Pekerjaan dan Tunjukkan Bahwa Anda Hebat

http://dadaringurlover.blogspot.com/2013/03/perusahaan-membutuhkan-orang.html Perusahaan Membutuhkan Orang Professional

http://only-bubu.blogspot.com/2013/03/pro-dan-kontra-memulai-bisnis.html Pro Kontra dalam Membangun Bisnis

http://baby-rawkon.blogspot.com/2013/03/haruskah-anda-tutup-usaha-kecil-anda.html Pertimbangan Matang Menutup Usaha Kecil

http://squidandthecity.blogspot.com/2013/03/cara-cepat-mencari-kerja.html Cara Cepat Mencari Kerja

http://sigadisatutigetige.blogspot.com/2013/03/tips-untuk-bersaing-dengan-usaha-lebih.html Tips untuk Bersaing dengan Pengusaha Besar

http://happy-gulz.blogspot.com/2013/03/apakah-perusahaan-membutuhkan-jasa-tim.html Apakah Perusahaan Membutuhkan Jasa Tim Organizer Profesional?

http://ucoll150.arts.umanitoba.ca/groups/test/wiki/613fd/DE_PRIMATERRA_INDUSTRI_DAN_GUDANG_BANDUNG_INDONESIA.html DE PRIMA TERRA KAWASAN INDUSTRI DAN GUDANG BANDUNG INDONESIA

https://vbwiki.medicine.tamhsc.edu/groups/homework2/wiki/aecec/DE_PRIMATERRA_INDUSTRI_DAN_GUDANG_BANDUNG_INDONESIA.html DE PRIMA TERRA KAWASAN INDUSTRI DAN GUDANG BANDUNG INDONESIA

http://docs.abileneschools.org/groups/ahsart/weblog/fb207/ Ceritaku Hari ini

https://podcast.scis-his.net/groups/arch/wiki/40901/Ceritaku_Hari_ini.html Ceritaku Hari ini

https://www.teachers.ocps.net/groups/johnmartino/wiki/b6e25/ Ceritaku Hari ini

http://jake.ssl.berkeley.edu:8000/groups/test/wiki/71948/ Ceritaku Hari ini

https://vbwiki.medicine.tamhsc.edu/groups/homework2/weblog/e7b13/ Ceritaku Hari ini

http://180.95.20.234/groups/8aspectsofreligion/weblog/6de3d/ Ceritaku Hari ini

http://gossipgirl.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:Awenetjacker/DE_PRIMATERRA_KAWASAN_INDUSTRI_DAN_GUDANG_BANDUNG_INDONESIA DE PRIMA TERRA KAWASAN INDUSTRI DAN GUDANG BANDUNG INDONESIA

http://www.xing.com/topics/en/de-primaterra-industrial-and-warehouse-district-bandung-indonesia-30309 DE PRIMA TERRA KAWASAN INDUSTRI DAN GUDANG BANDUNG INDONESIA

http://blog.unud.ac.id/awenetjacker/2013/02/24/de-primaterra-industri-dan-gudang-bandung-indonesia/ DE PRIMA TERRA KAWASAN INDUSTRI DAN GUDANG BANDUNG INDONESIA

http://awenetjacker.ubkom.org/2013/02/24/de-primaterra-industri-dan-gudang-bandung-indonesia/ DE PRIMA TERRA KAWASAN INDUSTRI DAN GUDANG BANDUNG INDONESIA

http://blog.mdp.ac.id/awenetjacker/2013/02/24/de-primaterra-industri-dan-gudang-bandung-indonesia/ DE PRIMA TERRA KAWASAN INDUSTRI DAN GUDANG BANDUNG INDONESIA

http://awenetjacker.siswa.sman1-slo.sch.id/2013/04/28/industri-dan-gudang/ DE PRIMA TERRA KAWASAN INDUSTRI DAN GUDANG BANDUNG INDONESIA

http://blog.mdp.ac.id/awenetjacker/2013/02/24/de-primaterra-industri-dan-gudang-bandung-indonesia/ DE PRIMA TERRA KAWASAN INDUSTRI DAN GUDANG BANDUNG INDONESIA

http://www.helloandroid.com/apps/de-primaterra-industri-dan-gudang-bandung-indonesia DE PRIMA TERRA KAWASAN INDUSTRI DAN GUDANG BANDUNG INDONESIA

http://ekadana.com/freeblog/awenetjacker/2013/05/08/de-primaterra-kawasan-industri-dan-gudang-bandung-indonesia/ DE PRIMA TERRA KAWASAN INDUSTRI DAN GUDANG BANDUNG INDONESIA

Star Star Star Star Star
opio
Mar 24, 2013

http://www.monsterobeats.com/ <a href="http://www.monsterobeats.com/"><b>Monster Beats Outlet</b></a> <a href="http://www.monsterobeats.com/"><b>Beats By Dre Custom</b></a><br>
http://www.guccishoesoutletfactory.com/ <a href="http://www.guccishoesoutletfactory.com/"><b>Gucci Shoes Outlet</b></a><br>
http://www.newmichaelkorspurses.com/ <a href="http://www.newmichaelkorspurses.com/"><b>Michael Kors Outlet Online</b></a> <a href="http://www.newmichaelkorspurses.com/"><b>Michael Kors Purses</b></a><br>
http://www.mk-mmichaelkorsoutlet.com/ <a href="http://www.mk-mmichaelkorsoutlet.com/"><b>Michael Kors Outlet</b></a><br>

Star Star Star Star Star
dsf
Mar 03, 2013

Welcome to our jerseys shop http://www.yourjerseyhome.com we would off you the best Nike San Francisco 49ers jerseys,Nike Baltimore Ravens Jerseys and best servise. We are professional jerseys manufacturer from china,wholesal.cheap nike nfl jerseys, mlb jerseys, nhl jerseys,nba jerseys and shoes. we offer the latest 2012 nike jersey, with the best quality and the cheapest price,
http://www.yourjerseyhome.com/Nike-NFL-Jerseys-c124.html Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys, the perfect jersey to let you enjoy the sport, to make you crazy for sports.
http://www.yourjerseyhome.com/MLB-Jerseys-c94.html cool base mlb jerseys and throwback mlb jerseys.
http://www.yourjerseyhome.com/NBA-Jerseys-c77.html Revolution 30 swing nba jerseys
http://www.yourjerseyhome.com/NFL-T-Shirt-c126.html wholesale NFL T-Shirt,
All Our Jerseys Are Sewn On and Directly From Chinese Jerseys Factory, hope to do longtime business with you.

coco
Oct 25, 2012


Welcome http://www.21elitenfljerseys.com cheap nfl jerseys website, this site specializes in producing the NFL, MBL, NHL all kinds of jersey, we offer the latest 2012 nike jersey, with the best quality and the cheapest price, http://www.21elitenfljerseys.com/Nike-NFL-Jerseys-c124.html Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys, the perfect jersey to let you enjoy the sport, to make you crazy for sports, http://www.21elitenfljerseys.com/ MLB-Jerseys-c94.html Cheap MLB Jerseys, if you buy our http://www.21elitenfljerseys.com on the jersey, we give you a discount, http://www.21elitenfljerseys.com/NFL-Jerseys-c68.html Discount NFL Jerseys, integrity sales jersey purchase quantity we will free shipping http://www.21elitenfljerseys.com/NFL-T-Shirt-c126.html wholesale NFL T-Shirt, join us for freemembers have more discount.

NIKE NFL jerseys
Sep 29, 2012

[/pre]Cheap NFL,NBA,MLB,NHL
[url=http://www.jersey2shop.com/]cheap jerseys [/url]
[url=http://www.jersey2shop.com/]2012 nike nfl Jerseys[/url]
[url=http://www.jersey2shop.com/]nba jersey and shorts[/url]
[url=http://www.jersey2shop.com/]oklahoma city thunder jersey [/url]
[url=http://www.jersey2shop.com/NFL-Jerseys-c68/]official jeremy lin new york knicks jersey [/url]
[url=http://www.jersey2shop.com/NBA-Jerseys-c77/]NFL Jerseys Wholesale [/url]
NHL Jerseys China
[url=http://www.jersey2shop.com/MLB-Jerseys-c94/]blake griffin jersey blue [/url]NFL jerseys For Sale online.All Our Jerseys Are Sewn On and Directly From Chinese Jerseys Factory
[/pre]
[pre]We Are Professional China jerseys Wholesaler
[url=http://www.cheapjersey2store.com/]Wholesale cheap jerseys[/url]Cheap mlb jerseys
[url= http://www.cheapjersey2store.com/]Nike NFL Jerseys [/url]
[url= http://www.cheapjersey2store.com/ [/url]Cheap China Wholesael[/url]
[url= http://www.cheapjersey2store.com/]Wholesale jerseys From China[/url]
[url=http://www.cheapjersey2store.com/]2012 nike nfl Jerseys[/url]Free Shipping,Cheap Price,7 Days Deliver
[/pre]
[/pre]
We are professional jerseys manufacturer from china,wholesal
sports [url= http://www.cheapjersey2store.com/]Jerseys From China[/url]
[url=http://www.cheapjersey2store.com/NFL-Jerseys-c68]NFL jerseys China[/url]
[url=http://www.cheapjersey2store.com/NHL-Jerseys-c96/]NHL Jerseys China[/url]
[url=http://www.cheapjersey2store.com/NBA-Jerseys-c77/]NBA Jerseys China[/url]
[url=http://www.cheapjersey2store.com/MLB-Jerseys-c94/]MLB Jerseys China[/url]
[url= http://www.cheapjersey2store.com/]China Jerseys[/url],Free Shipping
[/pre]
[/pre]
We are professional jerseys manufacturer from china,wholesal
sports [url= http://www.jerseycaptain.com/]cheap jerseys [/url]
[url= http://www.jerseycaptain.com/]2012 nike nfl Jerseys[/url]
[url=http://www.jerseycaptain.com/NFL-Jerseys-c68] Revolution 30 nba jerseys [/url]
[url=http://www.jerseycaptain.com/NHL-Jerseys-c96/]jersey of nba chicago bulls direk rose [/url]
[url=http://www.jerseycaptain.com/NBA-Jerseys-c77/]nfl jerseys [/url]
[url=http://www.jerseycaptain.com/MLB-Jerseys-c94/]green bay packers jerseys wholesale [/url]
[url= http://www.jerseycaptain.com/]NFL Jerseys Wholesale],Free Shipping
[/pre]

[url=http://www.yourjerseyhome.com/]elite nike nfl jerseys sale[/url],
[url=http://www.yourjerseyhome.com/]2012 game nike nfl jerseys cheap[/url],
[url=http://www.yourjerseyhome.com/Nike-NFL-Jerseys-c124.html]good supplier soccer jerseys[/url],
[url=http://www.yourjerseyhome.com/MLB-Jerseys-c94.html]cool base mlb jerseys[/url],
[url=http://www.yourjerseyhome.com/NBA-Jerseys-c77.html]Revolution 30 nba jerseys[/url],
[url=http://www.yourjerseyhome.com/NHL-Jerseys-c96.html]2012 all star mlb jersey[/url],
We are professional jerseys manufacturer from china,wholesal.cheap nike nfl jerseys, mlb jerseys, nhl jerseys,nba jerseys and shoes. www.yourjerseyhome.com

Louis Vuitton
Aug 08, 2012

Our <a href="http://www.joylouisvuittonoutlet.com">Louis Vuitton Outlet</a></strong> is inspired by the traditional doctor's bag, the Brea GM is elegantly feminine in glamorous Monogram Vernis leather. It's also supremely practical, large enough to carry a small laptop with ease.

Anonymous
Jun 28, 2012

Aly
Apr 19, 2012

GREAT article. I leave basically untrained - for the Camino de Santiago next week - this will at least give me things to think about whilst walking:)

Aly
Apr 19, 2012

GREAT article. I leave basically untrained - for the Camino de Santiago next week - this will at least give me things to think about whilst walking:)

MandalaRunning@gmail.com
Mar 25, 2012

Confirmed: Check Barefoot Running for the Complete Idiot. When Foot strikes, first thing that happens is an outside heal strike. Further as this article demonstrates foot then rolls to the inside heal while almost at same time engaging little toe-mound, then back momentarily to the inside heal while progressing to big toe mound to a big toe lift-off. Each of the four corners of the foot engage a complete kinetic chain from foot to top of head. Hands follow same sequence as foot while running. A complete fluid flow of the body in motion occurs. This is very important stuff to review in both walking and running to identify compensations culturally induced, or through injury or stress.

pjcamp
Mar 19, 2012

Why am I hearing bagpipes when I look at your "take the test" guy?

John Parry
Mar 19, 2012

The description of how to walk reminds me of racewalking. It is not that the stride on level ground is short, but that there is less of the stride is in front of the body and more of the stride is behind the body. Also when you are using your hips as described the effect is your overall stride length is longer.

Darren
Mar 17, 2012

Why no mention of shin-splints and stress fractures and how to prevent them? It's a very common long distance hiking injury.

Also, enough with the barefoot fad already.

Bear
Mar 17, 2012

I have been hiking barefoot consistently for a couple years, and can generally do it every season but winter (and as long as the ground isn't very wet, a pair or two of wool socks help). I have always hated shoes and wear then as little as possible. I guess it isn't for everyone, but I find the sensation of feeling the trail is just as exciting as the sights and sounds. I also feel like I am making less of a negative impact. I have to be conscious of where I step rather than clumsily tromping through the bush.

Eric
Mar 16, 2012

Short strides can lead to blisters due to overheating. So it's best in my opinion to find a good balance, not just start taking baby steps as recommended here.

Jay
Mar 16, 2012

You're kidding...??? Maybe backpacker will teach me how to dress myself as well...

View all comments

ADD A COMMENT

Your rating:
Your Name:

Comment:

Special sections - Expert handbooks for key trails, techniques and gear

Check out Montana in Warren Miller's Ticket to Ride
Warren Miller athletes charge hard and reflect on Big Sky country, their love for this space and the immense energy allotted to the people who reside in Montana.

Boost Your Apps
Add powerful tools and exclusive maps to your BACKPACKER apps through our partnership with Trimble Outdoors.

Carry the Best Maps
With BACKPACKER PRO Maps, get life-list destinations and local trips on adventure-ready waterproof myTopo paper.

FREE Rocky Mountain Trip Planner
Sign up for a free Rocky Mountain National Park trip planning kit from our sister site MyRockyMountainPark.com.

Follow BackpackerMag on Twitter Follow Backpacker on Facebook