FOOT 👣 WORK FOR RUNNERS
FOOT 👣 WORK FOR RUNNERS: As we head into the off season, one of the key emphasis during the period is to prepare athletes for the upcoming season to progressively handle the intended volume and intensity.
Often overlooked during the base period of training is improving movement mechanics. In order to progress in this aspect there needs to be more than just drills and volume. One of the biggest limiter to this is foot health and strength.
Here’s an example of a competitive triathlete working to improve her ‘flat foot’ that has been causing knee and hip issues on the run.
➡️ Returning the foot structure to it’s intended function: poorly designed footwear, lack of intrinsic foot strength are usually the main causes. Utilizing toe separators @themovingbeings we restore this dysfunction.
➡️ Mobilizing the big toe and utilizing it to fire up the arch of the foot using an elastic band as feedback a mechanism.
➡️ Engaging tibialis posterior creating active supination of the foot with an elastic band pulling medially.
➡️ Integrating fundamental movement – squat and single leg hinging.
➡️ Elicit feedback with the new sequence of movement allowing time for neural and physical changes.
Article by the Breakaway coaching team: @eugeneleeecoaching