Five Days with FiveFingers – Day Three

Plyometrics highlighted Day Three.  I wore the shoes while performing a mix of box jumps, lateral jumps, band pulls, plyo push-ups, and similar exercises.  The comfort and grip was impressive; I do many of these exercises barefoot anyway, but the shoes helped improve traction for sure.  I have slipped a few times on my mats when I’m sweaty, and that problem was negated.  With maximal strength training and overhead lifts, FiveFingers will really help!

I definitely saw the need for more padding while doing the jumps–especially if jumping down off the box.  The impact can be pretty jarring, and I might prefer thicker soles in this instance.  I used to wear sneakers before I got mats because jumping barefoot on concrete didn’t seem like a good idea.  Even with mats, you’ll want to avoid injury!

Next up for Day Four is old-fashioned yard work and my first real test wearing FiveFingers for an extended amount of time.

About moaimartialarts

Lucky enough to grow up with the martial arts, I have felt their positive influence throughout my life and am especially interested in sharing these experiences with others. I enjoy working with youth and adults to give back some of what I've received. If you would like to learn more about Uechi-Ryu/Shohei-Ryu Karate, or if you want to find people to train with, please contact me. I am the head karate instructor for the Meriden Martial Arts Club.
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2 Responses to Five Days with FiveFingers – Day Three

  1. JP says:

    Where are the pics of your five finger escapades?

    • shoheiryuct says:

      Hadn’t thought to take them–I didn’t think anyone would want to see me frolicking around in silly-looking shoes. Maybe I can scare up some “undiscovered” pics soon.

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