Which of these crazy fitness fads can you remember?

There always seems to be a new fitness craze that enters all our gyms and exercise classes. Join us as we remember some of the past decade’s strangest fitness fads…

Running socks

In 2010, a group of runners made the decision to swap their running shoes for a type of running ‘sock’. Those who supported the fitness fad said that running in trainers or running shoes can make you more prone to injury, as it encourages running with unnatural form. It’s also said that running barefoot strengthens the tiny muscles found in feet, ankles and legs which can also reduce the risk of injury.

Some people still enjoy this form of the sport. However, if you’re considering it, you should be careful. Experts have said that switching to barefoot running without properly transitioning makes you prone to injuries. Only try this one if you’re willing to practise walking barefoot before … Read the rest

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