Episode #110: How Do Newton Running Shoes Work?

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In this September 1, 2010 free audio episode: Newton running shoes, quad cramping, running injuries, sleep quality, exercising on road trips, vitamin B12, caffeine's effect on your adrenals, greens supplements, sample aqua jogging workouts

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Featured Topic: Newton Running Shoes

In this featured topic, I interview Danny Abshire, inventor of Newton Running Sheos. Newton Running products were conceived and designed by Danny Abshire through his experience as a runner and designer of lightweight custom orthotics. Working with elite athletes, Danny dreamed of creating a shoe that would help runners of all levels get back to natural running techniques. Danny has been a running coach and the Director of Biomechanics and Injury Prevention for Multisports.com since 1993. He is also a consultant with the Lydiard Foundation and received his Pedorthic training from Northwestern University. Danny not only is an avid runner but also enjoys art, camping and spending time with his wife Jennifer, who manages the Newton Running Lab, and his two sons.

Where did the idea for Newtons begin?

Are there different types or styles of a running shoe like a Newton?

What type of distances and speeds would that type of shoe be designed for?

Are there injury risks or precautions that people should be aware of if they are switching from a non-Newton shoe?

Should people put orthotics in a shoe like Newton?

Do you support the use of barefoot running?

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Listener Q&A:

Cynthia asks: After I finish a bike ride, when I sit to take off my shoes, the tops of my quads (on the outside) begin to cramp up. Even if I stretch my quads a little first, this still happens. What could be causing this, and what can I do to alleviate it?

Ashley asks: I 29 years old and have been running for 10 years. I have run 1 half marathon, and had hopes of running a full marathon, but this past spring I was diagnosed with ITB and Runner's knee. This derailed my running plan to say the least.  I worked diligently with a PT and strengthened my quads, and glutes. I also started incorporating a lot of stretching and using the foam roller. My ITB and knee are great now, my latest issue is Plantar Fasciitis. I have never had foot pain before and I am frustrated that my body keeps putting up road blocks preventing me from running. I am a vegetarian and eat very little dairy, I am diligigent about taking my daily multi-vitamin, D, Flax Seed oil, C, as well as Magnesium, Calcium and Zinc. Since the PF has come up I have been rolling my foot and icing it as well as stretching my foot. Can you suggest anything else I could do? Thanks for your help.

In my response to Ashley, I recommend the free Muscle Imbalances Revealed report and also the podcast #97 interview with Tom Vachet.

Mat asks: Do you think longer consistent sleep is more important than total hours(should I get up an hour later and forego my work nap)?

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Mat asks: I spend at least 4.5hours everyday in the car,is there anything I can do in that time,other than listen to your podcast,that will help me achieve my fitness goals? I've heard you suggest jumping jacks every hour but that would just prolong my journey time….you did mention ‘powerbreath' recently,is there anything else of a similar nature that could be used whilst driving?

Kim asks: My friend and I have been discussing the right time to take Vitamin B-12. We are both vegan and take a Vitamin B-12 supplement as well as Chlorella, which has a high amount of Vitamin B-12. My first question is: Should we be taking this much Vitamin B-12?

Secondly, she recently underwent some blood work which showed her B-12 to be low. We have read that Vitamin C blocks Vitamin B-12 when taken at the same time, so we avoid taking both together. However, we were wondering that since most of the food we consume consists of Vitamin C, is it possible that it is blocking the Vitamin B-12 we supplement in our diet? And, if so, how do we get around that?

Listener Robert asks: I have been told newly caffeine has a huge impact on adrenal gland since those are all the time “provoked” so that some time they no longer are able to fulfill their mission, plus ongoing high adrenal level in the body, in general, has unwished impacts on the body either way. What’s your take on that matter, and how far may I go [mg of caffeine on daily basis]. Is there any proven evidence backing this up or merely another uprising hysteria?

Lee asks: If you get the chance, would you mind having a look at this supplement, Vital Greens? http://www.vitalgreens.com/ I am unable to get some of the supplements you mention here in Australia and wondered what you get from the ingredients list on the site.

In my response to Lee, I mention Enerprime (pictured right). Go here: http://www.pacificfit.net/supplements.php#enerprime

Listener Jeff asks: I'm taking up aqua jogging to overcome a tenacious bout of plantar fasciitis. I'm a runner and begin marathon training in late November. I want to knock out this demon for good and stay off the roads until I do. I'm sustituting two indoor cycling classes per week, 2-3 swims per week and now aqua jogging. The Speedo belt and aqua shoes are enroute from Swim Outlet.com. I'll be in the pool with a free range of motion (that is, not touching the pool bottom). Can you recommend some aqua jogging workouts?

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4 thoughts on “Episode #110: How Do Newton Running Shoes Work?

  1. fuzzyboots says:

    When looking for the best running shoe, you can't expect to find one shoe that deserves the “best” title solely.

    The best shoe is different for every runner, depending on his specific foot type and needs. What can be best for one runner may be the worst for another. So there are certain criteria that you need to look at when looking for the best shoes for running.

  2. Nathankai says:

    Few years back i have used this kind of pair of shoes when i was going to camping. This is a good product.

  3. Ryan Nedbalek says:

    I was on my way to buy a pair as I listened to this episode. I agree—they rock! Great interview, Ben!

  4. Jeff Hoening says:

    Great interview with Danny, Ben. I've run in Newton's Sir Isaac Guidance Trainers for a couple of years now. The Newtons have helped me manage my foot problems and got me a marathon PR back in March and I wouldn't run in anything else. Plus my first pair went 820 miles before I changed 'em out. Actually felt better as they got worn.

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