STRETCH AND STRENGTHEN FROM THE GROUND UP
You wouldn't build a house on a weak foundation, your body should be the same! Watch the video below to learn my favorite foot/ankle stretches and strengthening exercises. These are based on the Sole Training series from The willPower Method.
You will see the maximum results if you can perform this sequence at least 3-4 times per week. It should take less than 5 minutes a day.
When you are strong from the GROUND Up, you can look forward to a strong and healthy body for the REST of your life.
# You will avoid many avoidable injuries and can rehab any you may currently be dealing with.
# You will have more power and control in every fitness related activity you do.
# You will increase your mind body connection.
Some top foot fitness facts:
# A human foot & ankle is a strong, mechanical structure that contain 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons & ligaments.
# The 52 bones in your feet make up one quarter of all the bones in your body. When they are out of alignment, so is the rest of your body.
# There are approximately 250,000 sweat glands in a pair of feet, and they excrete as much as half a pint of moisture each day.
# During an average day of walking, the total forces on your feet can total hundreds of tons, equivalent to an average of a fully loaded cement truck.
# Foot ailments can become your first sign of more serious medical problems. Your feet mirror your general health, so conditions like arthritis, diabetes, nerve and circulatory disorders can show their initial symptoms in your feet.
The Line Up:
Seated Foot Massage Techniques
- Toe Gymnastics
- Toe Spread Handshake
- Elbow Foot Release
- Fist Pump
- Ankle Wrap and Release
- Plantar Flexion/Dorsi Flexion/ Ankle Rolls
Standing Foot Stretching/Strengthening Exercises
- Toe Lift and Spread
- Toe Taps
- Toe Grips (arches)
- Calf Raises
- Foot Fold Roll Out
- Rock n Roll
- One Leg Balance Work (tree, pendulum, heel lifts)
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