145: Tips for Better Movement: Take Your Shoes Off and Don’t Wear Gloves

The developed world is interesting- it provides so many wonderful opportunities and advancements for quality of life increases- but what about movement? Humans were born to move- to move well and often. What we’ve done is developed things like cushiony shoes. While protecting our feet from the elements is important, our feet are actually meant to be just about as free as our hands. Think about how odd your hands would feel if you had mittens on them almost all day long for decades- weird, right?

What about gloves for lifting weights? I actually don’t let any of my members at IPSC wear gloves, and you can almost always find us taking our shoes off.

In this episode, I’ll explain why you should start easing your way into being barefoot more often and start transitioning away from wearing gloves during your workouts.