It’s time to start your week off the right way with a feet focused routine. As much as your feet don’t seem as important as your hips or shoulders, they are, and maybe even more important. Everything starts at your feet and toes. If they are tight and don’t move well, the rest of your body above will have to compensate. Why do 99% of people have either tight toes and feet or non-stable aka “flat feet” or both? One of the big issues is due to the shoes you have been wearing since you were 2 years old. This is a long topic I can spend a lot of time on. Long story short: spend more time barefoot whenever you can. We are digging deep in the Vault for today’s routine. Enjoy and have fun!
Equipment needed: 1. Something to place your big toe up against such as a wall, box, or the leg of a piece of furniture. 2. Padded Mat (optional). Today we are working on the flexibility, mobility, and stability of your hips and feet!
We are starting off with a hip range of motion activation technique. Focus on keeping your mid section engaged throughout this movement. Try not to move your low back. All of the movement should be coming from your hip. Next we are working on two different feet and toe end-range of motion isometrics, where we are stretching out your feet and toes and then contracting the muscles while they are maximally stretched. These two are all about concentration. Put your brain in these small feet muscles, getting them to contract after they are stretched out.
You are now ready to salsa dance all the way to work…the gym….or to the ________________. Do you have any questions or suggestions? We love to hear from you. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will personally get back to you. Otherwise send us a message on instagram or Facebook @movementvault, or by using the chat widget in the bottom right corner . It’s go time!