Barefoot Mojo: Do More For Your Health and Athletic Performance
This may come as a surprise to you but new research and trends confirm that shoes are WAY overrated. What you thought was protecting your delicate soles, in all actuality, is inhibiting them from doing what feet were made to do barefoot.
Your feet are designed to support the weight of your body. You will find some of the strongest, most durable muscles in your entire body on the underside of your feet! At least, if they are strengthened correctly.
When properly trained, the soles of your feet can become swift and powerful, equipped with well-developed arches that no pair of shoes can ever compare. And when those arches are in good health, the real magic begins to happen for the rest of your body.
This is what we call Foot Healing Mojo! Capitalize on its powers with these Gymnastic Strength TrainingTM secrets for optimal foot health.
A skyscraper, your home, and YOU... What do all these things have in common? Their structures are all built the same way, from the ground up. No matter what it is that you’re building, a strong foundation is vital to your success.
This is especially true when it comes to building a strong and healthy body with good flexibility. It’s easy to overlook the fact that your feet need to be trained as well. Most of this is due to the fact that, well, they are often hidden inside your shoes.
Which leads us to our first, and most important, rule for strengthening your feet. It must be done barefoot. Or with socks on at the most.
Shoes? Who needs them! Approaching your GB Training barefoot will help you develop unparalleled strength, flexibility, and balance.
Curled Seiza for Happy Feet
Before you read! Take your shoes off (if you are wearing any). We want you to feel what you have been missing this whole time.
Our feet are our main line of communication with the world beneath us. We use them throughout the waking and walking hours of our day. For many of us, our feet are braced by shoes for at least 8 of those hours; every, single, day. Ouch.
They are constantly working to support the weight of your body. You can bet that those muscles in your foot can get very tired, and very tight as well. And what do you do for muscles that are tight? You stretch them of course! And then strengthen them with exercises like the Curled seiza from the GB Stretch Series.
This exercise may look like sunshine and rainbows, but in all actuality, this potent lower body exercise provides a deep, penetrating stretch in your big toe and arches. Simply kneel on both knees with your toes curled in, and you’re there. Now hold for 30 to 60 seconds.
For such a seemingly simple exercise, the Curled seiza packs a mighty, mean punch.
What are you waiting for? It’s time to show your feet some love with GymnasticBodies foot flexibility training from the Front Split Stretch Series, which works, in many ways, like magic for your entire body.