Parisi Speed School Director weighs in on barefoot training

In the 2011 edition of Perform Better's Functional Training Catalog, the director of the Parisi Speed School was featured in their "Ask the Expert" section.  Although specific topic was "Speed & Agility Training", he still emphasizes the benefits of "going bare".

"Over the years, I have lowered the distances of my speed training.  Since many sports are played in a 5 to 10 yard box, I focus much of my speed and agility work over those distances.  This change has been complemented with my barefoot training. I used to think the shoe on the foot was critical to performance, but now I know it is the foot in the shoe.  I perform much of my speed and agility work barefooted to improve proprioception, balance and lower limb strength."

-Martin Rooney, MS, PT, Director, Parisi Speed School
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Tony is the host of the Paleo Magazine Radio podcast, author of "Paleo Grilling: A Modern Caveman's Guide to Cooking with Fire", and Cofounder of Powerful PT, an innovative information resource for Fitness Professionals. He has appeared on numerous local and national television and radio broadcasts and regularly hosts healthy cooking workshops and informational lectures. He is also a full-time Personal Trainer and Wellness Consultant who lives in Jacksonville Florida with his wife Jamie.
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