I hope you’re having an awesome week! I loved working on this tip with little Jake. He wanted to look at daddy filming me and was so cute peeking around me.
I have been BUSY lately with so many great opcoming projects. I am very excited to talk about them with you all. I’m still managing to have my workouts in barely! Today I decided to take a break and go for a hike with Gunter and baby Jake. I hurried home, got my video camera and new favorite snack (see below), and headed out to record this tip on my favorite hiking trek by sunset.
On my hike I wanted to take a couple of minutes to discuss how important it is to walk correctly. It sounds ridiculous, but it can help avoid all types of ache, pains, and injuries later on. Stick with me, I am going to get a little technical on you, but it’ll pay off!
Jump up and walk around the room. As you are walking, look down at your feet. Do your toes turn outward. If they do, your kinetic chain is off. But don’t be concerned, a little practice walking with your toes forward and you’ll be back on track before you know it. It is going to feel truly strange at first, but believe me, it’ll be normal in just a few weeks.
Walking with feet over-pronated (outward) causes the outside of the heel to make contact with the ground first while walking or running. As weight is applied to your foot, it rolls in. This can trigger your ankle to twist inward, frequently resulting in an ankle sprain. It can also trigger pain to the bottom of your foot; a condition know as plantar fascitis.
This twist of your foot also results in problems to the knees by putting extra tension on the ligaments and cartilage. The inward twist goes up to the thigh and hip, causing a forward tilt of the pelvis, which stresses the lower back.
So as you can see, even just a minor error with your walking can bring about all kinds of problems in the body. Follow my instructions in the video and you can avoid both pain and injury. It’s so simple, yet makes a substantial effect in not just how you feel, but your performance as well. I hope this was helpful!
Oh, also! We were in a hurry outside to try to get the sunset in the video for all of you and I was starving! Check out this recipe I made yesterday right after I got Dave and Karine’s new cookbook, Metabolic Cooking, and have been grabbing them on the run to and from my workouts ever since!
It’s an Apple & Oats Snack Bar and it is so quick and easy to make and really easy to tote around and keep in convenient places if you want a little hunger-cure or an energy boost. PLUS, it is a perfect ratio of high quality protein, natural carbs, and healthy fat! Totally Fast Track Approved! Here’s the recipe:
Apple & Oats Snack Bar
– 3/4 cup oatmeal
– 1/4 cup oat bran
– 6 egg whites
– 1 scoop (30 g) of vanilla protein powder (I used Protein Freeze)
– 2 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce
– 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
– Pinch of Stevia (natural sweetener)
– Pinch of cinnamon
– 2 apples, diced
– Drop of vanilla extract
1. In a blender, combine all of the ingredients, except the apples. Blend up until the mix gets thick and pour into a large bowl.
2. Add the diced apples to the mix and stir.
3. Pour the mix into a baking dish and cook at 350 degrees until cooked (about 30 minutes). Cut into 4 equal bars.
Protein: 17 g
Carbs: 21 g
Fat: 1 g
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