VIVOBAREFOOT running certification by Lee SaxbyPosted | 0 comments
Because running is natural to every human being, anyone can run. But can anyone run with efficiency? In other words, can you run skillfully?
There is a widespread notion that what is natural cannot be learned or taught. This is a romantic misconception. Natural ability and efficient skill are separate from one another. Our natural species-specific movement abilities are universal and instinctive, but efficiency is not an evolutionary birthright, especially in modern populations carrying out unnatural lifestyles.
So what exactly is a skill? A skill is an expertise, the ability to do something well. Running is such a skill, and one can run poorly or skillfully, thereby negatively or positively impacting both body and performance.
Unless and until you have transformed the basic, innate ability to run into an acquired, advanced running skill, you will not be able to perform as well as you could or should, thus increasing your chances of ending up chronically injured. Insisting on additional intensity and mileage to improve performance without addressing technique is the surest way to join the ranks of those desperately searching for a magic fix in the guise of the latest shoe technology or therapy.
The next time you think running, think skill. Lee Saxby possesses not only the skill of running but also the skill of teaching it with patience and exactitude. Lee is the most skillful expert I know at sharing how to effectively teach proper running.
At MovNat, we highly emphasize movement efficiency and strongly believe in the necessity of transforming our basic natural movement aptitudes into mastered movement skills. I am the founder of MovNat, and I highly recommend the VIVOBAREFOOT running certification by Lee Saxby.
Erwan Le Corre
Founder of MovNat