#36alive 168: Build Foot Strength | Exercise 5

This week we are taking you through foot exercises to help you build a strong foundation. Click here to find out why.

The final exercise for the week is designed to strengthen the arch of the foot. To do this your simply going to make your foot shorter. Sounds a bit daft I know but this is how you do it, or this is how I do it. With my foot planted, I try and bring the bottom of my big toe towards the inside of my heel. This should result in your arch lifting, your knee becoming more central, and maybe your thigh feeling like it’s doing a bit work. Hold this position for as long as possible. See instructional video below.

I also do this when doing any sort of movement like a squat, lunge or deadlift. I find this is a food way of maintaining form and feeling more stable.

These exercises have helped me out no end and the difference I feel in my feet is quite incredible. If you’re struggling to balance the first thing someone might say to you is that you need to strengthen your core. Sometimes this is the case but I find that mostly it has nothing to do with core strength, it actually has more to do with weakness in the feet and ankles. This was definitely the case with me and still is, but I am working on improving it and am feeling the benefits every day.

Let us know what you think of these exercises, any questions feel free to contact us and we will get back to you.

#36alive 168: Build Foot Strength | Exercise 5 This week we are taking you through foot exercises to help you build a strong foundation. πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£ The final exercise for the week is designed to strengthen the arch of the foot. To do this your simply going to make your foot shorter. Sounds a bit daft I know but this is how you do it, or this is how I do it. With my foot planted, I try and bring the bottom of my big toe towards the inside of my heel. This should result in your arch lifting, your knee becoming more central, and maybe your thigh feeling like it’s doing a bit work. Hold this position for as long as possible. πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£ I also do this when doing any sort of movement like a squat, lunge or deadlift. I find this is a food way of maintaining form and feeling more stable. πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£ These exercises have helped me out no end and the difference I feel in my feet is quite incredible. If you’re struggling to balance the first thing someone might say to you is that you need to strengthen your core. Sometimes this is the case but I find that mostly it has nothing to do with core strength, it actually has more to do with weakness in the feet and ankles. This was definitely the case with me and still is, but I am working on improving it and am feeling the benefits every day. πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£ All videos this week filmed at @suryalilayoga #feet #foot #strength #footstrength #rehab #prehab #yoga #foundation #naturalmovement #healthybody

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