5 Ways Flat Feet F Up Your Workouts EXERCISES TO FIX THEM
What's up, guysé Jeff Cavaliere, ATHLEANX.COM. If you've got flat feet and you're workingout, then this is one tutorial that you can't miss. Today I'm going to show you 5 ways that flatfeet are flat out f***ing you up in your workouts. And I'm going to explain each one of themto you today. I'm going to have Raymond show you on his own body why that is. And most importantly, I'm going to show you2 ways that you can try to start fixing it yourself.
Alright, so we've got a big tutorial here, animportant tutorial. Raymond got dressed up for it. That just shows you how important thisreally is. Especially if you've got flat feet. As I said,there are 5 ways that it is really really effecting your workouts. And I'm going to start by showing you downat the ground exactly what's going on with our feet. And then you can start to understand why it'sso bad and what it's implications are for your workouts.
Alright. So, let's take a look at these feetand see what I'm talking about when I say flat feet. Again, you know if you have themwhat's going on. But for those that don't, this is what's important.You're supposed to have spacing here on the inside of your foot. You're supposed to have a natural arch, ok,some room in here to actually get, I don't know, even a pen or something on the ground that you can still stand over and not squooshit to the ground. Here, you can see that that would be impossible.
There's absolutely no space here for my hand.That is an absence of an arch. Now, there's a lot of things that can cause this, guys. There can be congenitalinherited things.There can be just general laxity. There could be dysfunctions of the muscles themselves. There's not really a real definitive causebut when you have them, you've got to do something about treating them. So, I'm going to get into the exact ways thatthis is going to cause a problem and then show you how to, most importantly, try tocombat this and fix this yourself.
Ok, first up, and a real big one here, especiallyif you guys are squatting at all, you're going to have a real hard time maintaining propersquat mechanics if you're squatting with uncorrected flatfeet. The reason being is, all you have to do islook at what happens on the ground. I talk about it all the time, guys. It's a chain reaction. Everything starts fromthe ground up. You can see that on this side here, that when the foot has an arch, it allows the ankle, knee, and hip to stayin alignment because that arch elevates the
foot just enough to keep that tibia righthere in line with the knee, right here in line with the hip, ok. So, everythingcan kind of move in line the way it's supposed to. This is a little bit exaggerated here, butyou can see down at the ground, when the arch is collapsed, what happens is, the heel kicks out to theside here, and it brings the tibia and it rotates it inward. As soon as you do this, you're obviously causinga torque right here at the knee because this