Athletes who desire to increase agility, jump higher, and run faster should consider instability training, a form of exercise that involves the use of rubber bands, mini-trams, and balance boards to work all areas of the feet, ankles and lower legs as well as the knees, hips, and back. Beginning with the feet and ankles, this form of training particularly focuses on strengthening the body from the ground up.
Exercises involve changing positons on the tram or boards, standing on one foot at a time on a mini-trampoline for 15 to 30 seconds, and moving the foot up and down, side to side and in and out with rubber bands or tubing to strengthen the lower leg muscles.
There are different ways to go about exercising the feet. For more information on other exercises, consult with Dr. Alan Discont, D.P.M. of Family Foot and Ankle Care. Dr. Discont will answer all of your foot- and ankle-related questions.
Exercise for Your Feet
If you spend most of your time on your feet, or don’t either way your feet should deserve attention. There are many people who exercise regularly and still don’t spend enough time to care for their feet. Your foot does get exposure that requires maintenance since your health has a lot to do with footing.
Toe rise – this exercise involves standing on the tip-toes for a count of 15 seconds, then resting your feet on ground. This exercise should be repeated three times a day to strengthen the feet.
Toe Pick-ups – the toes are exercises that are done by picking up small items using your toes. This helps strengthen the muscles on the upper part of the feet. Three sets along with 15 seconds being held should be completed. Small items like marbles or stationary will work.
Ankle Pump – can be performed upwards or downwards. The workout can be completed both ways at the same time. This involves flexing the foot either towards the shin or to the ground. This makes the foot work very well, working large parts of the muscles.
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