These are the best “shoes” I’ve ever worn, so far.
They are flexible, comfortable, and easy to put on (if you use the slip-on lacing style, shown here).
If you live in the SF Bay area, you should definitely stop by the Athletic Playground in Emeryville this weekend to check out their new facility and to celebrate their second year in play!
Joe DeFranco is a coach, trainer, and businessman whom I admire very much. What’s best about Joe is that his business started because of his passion for football. He wanted to play at the collegiate level, but a back injury prevented him from ever playing again. Joe decided that if he couldn’t play, he’d help everyone he could get to the highest levels possible.
Even better, he’s been incredibly successful because of his devotion to conditioning, which has led to incredible results from the athletes who train at his facility.
Joe’s most recent blog post is about sport-specific conditioning – specifically, no surprise here, for football.
I’ve mentioned the SAID (specific adaptation to imposed demand) principle many times in this blog. If you want to have a crystal clear appreciation for what SAID means, and how specific you have to be in training the body, read Joe’s post.