Feet can take a beating if you participate in sports. And just like any other structure in the body, dysfunction in our feet can lead to serious issues, including knee pain or lower back aches.
Your feet need training and conditioning just like the rest of your body.
Why Exercise Your Feet?
The muscle groups of your two feet make up 25 percent of the body's muscles. If you ignore the strength and function of the muscles in your feet, it is like eliminating upper-body exercises from your routine.
Exercises that innervate the intrinsic foot muscles and restore the length of lower leg muscles are extremely important. Foot strength directly influences proper foot mechanics, gait patterns, ankle stabilization, and whole-body balance.
About The Author
Suzanna McGee is a Ms. Natural Olympia bodybuilding champion and athletic trainer with a focus on sport conditioning and injury prevention