I got a question on Instagram from a lady that had trouble keeping all her toes down flat when exercising & especially during leg moves. Rodney my video guy also asked me about it.
Now, I have some major BAD feet! I have flat feet that are wide with very bad bunions on both feet! I have had them for many many many years! Of course they have got worse over the years – the reason you never see me in sandals or pics of my feet without socks or shoes. 🙂 I can’t even fit into cute shoes anymore. It is all about wide workout shoes.
I am also an overpronator due to those flat feet.
Yup, I am a mess! It has made working out & especially leg day or balance exercises very challenging over the years. I tend to tip over with balance exercises because I have such a bad overpronation. With leg day, the challenge is pushing thru all the feet vs. just the part that wants to touch to the ground. 🙂 I have tried orthotics & they just don’t help enough with my feet.
I know most lifters wear flat shoes & some no shoes to do legs. I can’t! In fact, during the worst part of my feet issues when I lost the padding in the balls of my feet, I wore my Hoka OneOne running shoes to do legs. I had to in order to get thru it without pain. NOW I can wear regular running shoes with some padding but I CAN’T wear typical leg day shoes.
WHAT DO I DO TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM:
It is as simple as this – hard to do put simple premise that I write about & talk about all the time – MIND/MUSCLE LINK!
I put my mind into the move so that I am concentrating not only on doing the move correctly but also pushing through my feet correctly whether that be thru the whole foot or exercises that require more push thru the heels.
Don’t just go thru the motions. I know I always write this but it is so important to get that mind/muscle link to execute a more effective execution of the move whether it be legs or any body part!
Do you put your mind into the move when working out? Anyone else have feet issues & have to concentrate as hard as I do to do when you work out?