Saturday, November 25th, 2017

A little #FBF foot action for ya from my @bespoketreatments days.

Here’s one of my favorite drills for strengthening the foot. The foot being exercised is the one that is flat on the ground, while the opposite foot should be resting on the ball of the foot (preferably positioned close to the arch of the standing foot), and is used primarily for balance purposes. This asymmetrical positioning places more weight on the standing leg without over-challenging the system and forcing compensations. This can be progressed to standing on just one leg.

The standing foot should remain in neutral, with a raised arch, and all of the toes on the ground. Avoid excessive gripping with the toes. Reaching across the body and touching the ground with the opposite arm not only challenges your balance, it helps facilitate external rotation of the leg which helps to supinate the foot and lift the arch.

Additionally, this hip hinge pattern (bending forward from the hips while maintaining a neutral spine) taps into those glutes ? with both a concentric and eccentric pattern. Give it a try and let me know how it goes!

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