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
Basketball Equipment Etiquette Proper Basketball Shoes
Ok, next I would like to talk about properbasketball shoes. To play basketball you want at least quarter length to high top shoes.You don't want to wear low tops, because you can sprain an ankle or twist an ankle realeasily. Ok, these are quarter length shoes, so they come up to my ankles, which is good;but not the best. You want them to come up above your ankles at least, just so you willhave good proper ankle support. So, when you're turning and running, you're ankle has thatsupport to where you don't injured. Another thing, you don't want to have black soleson your shoe, cause it's easy to mark up the basketball court, and when that happens ittakes grip away from the court as well, because
when you go and run across those markings,you can slip and slide. So, it's good to have uncolored soles on your shoes. So, the bestshoes to wear basketball, to play basketball in are quarter length to high top. Kind ofavoid soccer shoes, or tennis shoes, anything with low top and not much tread on the bottom,cause they can cause injuries even though they may be comfortable; it's still easy toget hurt in those shoes. So, you want to find quarter length to high top, nonblack solesfor basketball.