Great fun today sharing a quick Foundation Training intro with the Physios at SPEAR Physiotherapy! Thank you for your continued support with this, it is very much appreciated! Now...holiday time!!! ☀️ 🌊 🍺 ☀️ 🏃 🍦 ☀️ ... See MoreSee Less
This is why I tell you all to practice working your feet!! 👣 ... See MoreSee Less
Get a grip (with your feet)!
Our body is a series of muscle chains that work together to move us stronger and with lower risk of injury. The Foundation Training Anchoring principle focuses on the "ground up" integration of the lower body starting with our feet to improve our stability and mobility.
Anchroing connects the muscles from the bottom of the pelvis to the femur and tibia. The muscles we focus on for anchoring are the Adductors, Tensor Fascia Lata, Iliacus, Sartorius and Hamstrings. This relationship begins in the feet.
Kick off your shoes, stand with your feet about hip width apart, and try to feel the ground with the ball of the pinky toe, the ball of the big toe, and the heel. Grab the ground and notice the muscle engagement that starts throughout your body. The stronger the muscles that support your acrhes are, the more connected your arches will be to powerful proximal muscles like the Adductors, Medial Hamstrings, and even the Gluteal muscles. The end result is a strong grip on how you want to experience movement in your daily life!
Grip stength isn't only about your hands and fingers. We'd argue that the most important grip, or grasp, we should improve upon is in our feet more than our fists.
"I am convinced that non-exercise movement, or the way you move your body when doing everyday activities, may be the most important component of exercise...By improving the power, coordination and integration of these muscles, you may alleviate many chronic musculoskeletal pain issues, including your lower back. This means Foundation Training will not only help lower back pain, but also train your muscles to work functionally and may help reduce other pain that results from poor posture or improper use." Dr Joseph Mercola ... See MoreSee Less
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