What are the best exercises to improve feet strength, flexibility and shape?
How can we prevent from getting feet injuries (tendinitis, cramps and more)?
Why is it important to keep working on your feet even if you naturally have a good arch?
I’m going to share my favorite feet exercises which you should do at least 2-5 times a week. It is very important to build a routine so you can be consistent with it and see real results.
1. Massaging the feet
Before starting to work on those feet, they need some love and care. Start softly and then roll around the trigger spots. This should help to release any tensions and get your feet ready to work.
2. Bottom of the foot with the towel
Place the foot on a towel flat and, using the muscles of the bottom of the foot, you curl the towel. You should feel the arch lifting up and the heel and toes getting closer whilst they toes pinch the towel.
Note: don’t curl your toes! Spread the metatarsals on the floor
3. Theraband exercises
Therabands are great for lots of different things. While using a theraband try not to curl or squash your toes - we don’t want that!
With a light theraband:
Single toe activation: wrap the theraband around a single toe and use just its muscles to lift and lower
flex to demi-pointe push: flex and demi but don’t point your toes
flex stretching: simply stretch your flex
With a harder theraband:
Follow this YouTube Video I found that is really useful:
That’s it! Why not get started today.