Instability training, a new system of exercise, helps athletes looking to increase overall agility by having them eventually jump higher and run faster. The system of exercise involves the use of balance boards, rubber bands and mini-trams to work multiple areas in the feet, ankles, and lower legs as well as the knees, hips, and back. By specifically targeting the feet and ankles, instability training focuses on strengthening the body from the ground up.
Instability training exercises include changing positions on the boards or tram, standing on one foot at a time on a mini-trampoline for 15 to 30 seconds, and moving the foot up and down, in and out and side to side with rubber bands or tubing to strengthen the lower leg muscles.
Exercising the feet can be done through not only instability training, but other methods as well. To learn more, consult with Dr. Edward Lang of New Orleans Podiatry Associates. Dr. Lang will answer any of your foot and ankle related concerns.
Exercise for Your Feet
If you spend most of your time on your feet, or don’t either way your feet should deserve attention. There are many people who exercise regularly and still don’t spend enough time to care for their feet. Your foot does get exposure that requires maintenance since your health has a lot to do with footing.
Toe rise – this exercise involves standing on the tip-toes for a count of 15 seconds, then resting your feet on ground. This exercise should be repeated three times a day to strengthen the feet.
Toe Pick-ups – the toes are exercises that are done by picking up small items using your toes. This helps strengthen the muscles on the upper part of the feet. Three sets along with 15 seconds being held should be completed. Small items like marbles or stationary will work.
Ankle Pump – can be performed upwards or downwards. The workout can be completed both ways at the same time. This involves flexing the foot either towards the shin or to the ground. This makes the foot work very well, working large parts of the muscles.
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