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Foot pains
insanity feet
12/19/12 11:31 PM
Hey everyone! I just started doing Insanity and I love it! The only issue I've had, is that the arches in my feet get really sore quick. I bought new shoes and they seemed to help a bit, but it still continues. Did anyone else have any of the same issues when they started the program? Any advice?
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12/20/12 3:44 AM as a reply to DroMode.
I didn't have this issue much with Insanity but I did with Asylum. Good shoes definitely help and you might even want to consider getting inserts specifically for arch support too. What kind of floor do you workout on? I would also make sure you're jumping from and landing on the balls of your feet too.

Tom
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12/21/12 9:40 AM as a reply to tmuellenberg.
Hey Tom thanks, I think I'll go look for some inserts for arch support. I've only been able to do insanity in my living room, which has thin carpeting. Do you think that could play a factor as well?
Hondro
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12/22/12 12:46 AM as a reply to DroMode.
I just started insanity I'm on day 5 and my feet are sore as well so your not alone... I just figure it is because of the new exercises they are enduring...
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12/22/12 3:49 AM as a reply to hwells1987.
Hey Hondro, my arches would ache when I first started (in month 2 now), especially during the warm-ups. It gradually went away as I got further into the program, and gradually comes back for the odd work out now and again.
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12/22/12 5:34 AM as a reply to Nell80.
I know some people I coach have that issue and they say that working out bare foot or with vibrams help as long as you buy a thick mat to workout on. I prefer cross trainer shoes myself as they give the most support. Good luck, dig deep, and modify as you need to.
Coach Greg
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RE: Foot pains
12/22/12 11:28 AM as a reply to CoachGregA.
Thanks everyone! I'm glad it's not just something wrong with my feet haha
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12/22/12 12:52 PM as a reply to DroMode.
I would definitely look into buying the plyo mat or something of similar quality if you think it just costs too much. I've been doing Insanity, Asylum, X/X2 for a year now and my feet have been sore maybe 5 or 6 times. I'm convinced the mat makes a big difference.

Also, I know some people that say working out barefoot works really well. I use Vibram Fivefingers myself and love them.

I also know people that really need a good supportive shoe for the arch though. So I think you just kinda have to see what works for you and what makes the pain go away.

Another good method to relieve the pain when it does happen to you is to have a tennis ball and just roll your foot around on it, much like a foam roller for larger parts of your body. Apply decent pressure, roll it around. It helped me a lot the few times my feet got sore.
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12/22/12 1:54 PM as a reply to inShayniac.
Thank you! I'll try working out barefoot. I've been wanting to get some of the five finger shoes but didn't know what company made them. I know Fila has a cheaper version of them. My arches only get sore during the workouts. I think I might just have to work through it until I get used to it.
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12/22/12 2:10 PM as a reply to DroMode.
Plantar fasciitis is the technical term for what you have (probably). you can google that term and decide what you think might work for you. From my experience, i think MOST people doing insanity get it to some degree.

if it gets bad enough, stop. I worked through and it took two months after insanity before my foot was right again, I was unable to do a triathlon i had planned to do, and it just hurt.
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12/22/12 6:55 PM as a reply to DroMode.
Dromode, I'm hardly a doctor but I actually experienced the exact same thing the first time I attempted Insanity. Crazy enough I actually went through the whole program with that pain, it was slightly lessened by some stretches someone showed me but it sustained.

I later found out that some Nikes just don't work well with stationary running, not sure why but I'm told its due to how much some of their shoes raise your heel.

When I completed Asylum, I couldnt take it anymore and took a friend's advice on Vibram FiveFingers Komodo Sport shoes. Those shoes saved my workouts and the pain hasn't returned when I wear them. I completedly recommend those for Insanity and any workout that includes stationary running.
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RE: Foot pains
12/26/12 8:21 AM as a reply to xrongor.
Thank you guys! I did the workout barefoot and it seemed to make a huge difference! I still prefer to do certain moves with my shoes, but for the most part, being barefoot definitely helped. I'm going to be looking into those five finger shoes and hopefully getting some in the near future. Thanks again everybody for all the help!
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12/26/12 10:16 AM as a reply to DroMode.
I switched to my old volleyball shoes that I never wore.

Doing Insanity on a cement slab really bugged my feet and ankles when I wore my running shoes. I had a pair of Nike Volleybal Shoes that I bought just before I dropped the sport. 7 years in the box and finally have a use.
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