Rudolph Nureyev circa 1967,
photographed by Richard Avedon
The Foot Drills are a set of walking exercises developed and passed on by Dr. Russ Ebbets. These simple drills, when done every day, will help you develop a strong, resilient foundation. Injuries happen when forces exceed your body's ability to adapt to or absorb them. It only makes sense that you should strive to have strong, stable, flexible feet. The six exercises below can be done every day before running or training. It is common to have some muscle cramping and stiffness when you first start out. DO NOT work through pain. If you have hot spots that keep showing up, see your running-aware, healthcare provider for assessment. Each movement should be done under control on a comfortable, preferably, uneven surface, like on the grass. Begin with 25 steps of each movement and work up to 50 steps of each. Total time is 2-3 min for all 6 drills.
Toes in/Toes out
Toes and heels
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