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A London based osteopathic, sports rehabilitation and lifestyle management clinic

kris@primalmovement.co.uk

During the early days, the only measure of endurance was to catch an antelope

- Mike Boit

2 years ago - 4 notes

It’s here, Primal Movement barefoot running coaching. Parliament Hill Athletics Track, 29th April @ 11am. Please see poster for details!

It’s here, Primal Movement barefoot running coaching. Parliament Hill Athletics Track, 29th April @ 11am. Please see poster for details!

2 years ago - 1 note

"In my mind I am a Kenyan" @mrfatchance

"In my mind I am a Kenyan" @mrfatchance

2 years ago - 1 note

Wise Words - Life and creating a meaningful existence

One of my teachers Paul Chek recently said that there are 3 basic needs that every human must meet in order to have a sense of self worth:

- Autonomy | A sense that you are able to dictate your own behaviour

- Competence | A feeling that you are effective and able

- Relatedness | A sense that you are connected with others

What is the best way to make the most of those 3 needs, to create the most autonomy, competence and relatedness in your life?

I believe the answer is out there for everyone to grasp, live you dreams. It’s easy for people to say that to you, but it really is true. Living your dreams means shaping the direction of your life in a way that satisfies your values, allowing you to form the relationships that create mutually nurturing connections, and pouring your energies into your passion to become the best, most authentic you that you can be.

It is easy to fall into a routine of unhappiness that seems normal. You suddenly wake up one day and find yourself living a life that you never depicted for yourself all those years ago when you were dreaming of the life you might have. It’s never too late to achieve what you really dream about, but you must be deeply passionate about what it is you are striving for. WIthout this passion, the effort required to achieve your dream turns into a chore and then unhappiness ensues.

Like the Dalai Lama XIV said so poignantly,

"Everyday, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others: to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings…"

I hope this helps you with your day!

2 years ago - 6 notes

Primal Instinct - “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.”

Primal Instinct - “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.”

2 years ago - 12 notes

13.1 miles later. #rdcberlin #rdcbridgethegap #barefootrunnimg (Taken with instagram)

13.1 miles later. #rdcberlin #rdcbridgethegap #barefootrunnimg (Taken with instagram)

2 years ago - 0 notes

A barefoot runners nightmare. #barefootrrunnersnightmare #rdcberlin #rdcbridgethegap #barefootrunning (Taken with instagram)

A barefoot runners nightmare. #barefootrrunnersnightmare #rdcberlin #rdcbridgethegap #barefootrunning (Taken with instagram)

2 years ago - 1 note

Race day gear. Big up! #rundemcrew #rdcberlin #rdcbridgethegap #barefootrunninh (Taken with instagram)

Race day gear. Big up! #rundemcrew #rdcberlin #rdcbridgethegap #barefootrunninh (Taken with instagram)

2 years ago - 0 notes

Blue skies for race day anyone? Looking good #rdcberlin #rdcbridgethegap (Taken with instagram)

Blue skies for race day anyone? Looking good #rdcberlin #rdcbridgethegap (Taken with instagram)

2 years ago - 0 notes

Ready to roll. Race prep for tonight nearly done. #runwithme

Ready to roll. Race prep for tonight nearly done. #runwithme

2 years ago - 0 notes

American Journal of Sports Medicine: Forefoot running relieves Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome

Recent research published by The American Journal of Sports Medicine shows that forefoot running can relieve Exertional Compression Compartment Syndrome (CECS) - for most runners, this is a problem often confused with shin splints, pain behind the shin or pain to the front-outside of the shin.

Anterior compartment pressures of the leg are significantly influenced by running technique. Until now, it has been unknown whether adopting a forefoot strike technique could reduce pain and disability associated with CECS in rear foot strikers. This is a theory I have been promoting for quite some time due to the biomechanics of rear foot striking and forefoot/midfoot striking.

This recently study (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22427621) by Diebal et al hypothesised that for people who suffer from CECS, adopting a forefoot strike running technique will lead to decreased pain and disability.

The study involved 10 patients who were indicated for surgical release. Resting, post running compartment pressures, kinematic and kinetic measurements, and self report questionnaires were taken for all patients before and after the study intervention.

After 6 weeks of forefoot running training, these were the results:

- Compartment pressures reduced

- Ground reaction forces (GRF) reduced

- Running distances significantly increased

- Pain significantly reduced.

The study concluded that with the 10 subjects suffering from CECS, a 6 week forefoot strike running intervention led to decreased post running lower leg intracompartmental pressures. Pain and disability typically associated with CECS were greatly reduced for up to 1 year after intervention. Surgical intervention that was initially indicated before participation in the study was avoided for all patients.

If you are suffering from symptoms similar to the ones described, get in touch with to have your running technique assessed and symptoms treated.

There is hope!

2 years ago - 3 notes

Thanks to www.simon-freeman.tumblr.com for sharing this natural running video with me!

This is an instructional video on natural running by Dr. Mark Cucuzella from the Natural Running Center www.naturalrunningcenter.com

Some great tips for the discerning barefoot runner!

2 years ago - 5 notes

He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition, youth and age are equally a burden

- Plato - The Republic

2 years ago - 2 notes

Primal Zen
Our thoughts determine our reality.

Primal Zen

Our thoughts determine our reality.

2 years ago - 6 notes

#lovelife Hungry? The amount of good omega oils, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in this little bag is astounding! #health (Taken with instagram)

#lovelife Hungry? The amount of good omega oils, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in this little bag is astounding! #health (Taken with instagram)

2 years ago - 0 notes