As a brand, and as a way of life, we always strive to keep things simple.
We take this same approach with our training. Simple yet effective training routines often work the best and we wanted to highlight a couple of ways to improve foot, ankle, and knee health, while simultaneously improving conditioning.
BJ Gaddour is the Fitness Director for Men’s Health and a former teammate of mine at Amherst College. His work ethic coupled with his knowledge of strength and conditioning makes him one of the most in shape men on the planet, Men’s Health went so far as to giving him that distinction.
In the video below BJ demonstrates his 10 minute walking lunge routine. He explains the benefits here:
“bjgaddourWEEKLY WORKOUT ASSIGNMENT! This week I want you to start or finish your workout with 10 minutes of non-stop barefoot walking lunges with a pause at the bottom of each rep. Go barefoot to make sure your feet get some work and to slow you down and improve form and technique. I’m wearing @pedestalfootwear barefoot training socks. Whenever I slack on barefoot work, my foot stability gets thrown off, particularly on my left foot which struggles to keep the big toe down. The benefits to this routine truly are endless and it’s a lie detector test for your lower body. You’ll bulletproof your knees, strengthen your glutes and thighs, improve hip mobility, realign your wheels, and boost metabolism. This is also the perfect warmup before a run.