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Numb ToesKristin
Jan 8, 2002 10:55 AM
Non - cycling issues as I was 5 miles from the nearest bike. I'm having a problem with my toes going numb on a CrossTrainer (elyptical exercise machine). What the heck could cause this? Shoes? Type of movement?

I've worn my cycling shoes on it before and had some numbness over a 90min workout. (They're MS shoes and therefore versatile). Last night I wore my regular gym shoes (old) and had badly numb toes for 60 minutes. Pronating my foot seemed to help some.
90 minutes on an elliptical trainer?! UGH!Alex-in-Evanston
Jan 8, 2002 1:39 PM
I don't know how you will yourself to do that type of training. When I hear of some of the people in here knocking out 3 hour sessions on the trainer it blows my mind. I try to force myself into 5 minutes of stationary biking to warmup before weights, and I'm squirming after 90 seconds. 90 minutes would be an eternity.

Am I the only person in here with ADD?


PS, I don't know what's wrong with your your little piggies, but I hope they get better. ;-)
re: Numb Toessnapdragen
Jan 8, 2002 6:53 PM
Are you on your toes while training, rather than standing on your whole foot? (Tip toes) I've done this and had my toes go numb. If I concentrate and use the whole foot, it doesn't seem to be as bad.

90 minutes on the eliptical - gawd girl!

Its Gotta Be The ShoesBigLeadOutGuy
Jan 12, 2002 12:46 PM
While training for Triathalons my feet would go numb after running for 10 miles....I found out it was the shoes I was wearing...theres a lot of factors that are tight your lacing them...the width of the footbed...ect.
Try wearing a wider shoe and not tying them too tight...this will keep the circuation goin through your feet....just my 2 cents