Strengthens the intrinsic muscles of the foot to provide a stable foundation when running.
Helps prevent and treat bunions as well as ankle stress created by carbon-fibre enforced shoes.
Sit with your knees bent to 90° with your feet shoulder-width, ankles directly beneath your knees. Keep your spine upright. Resistance band around the big toe. Brace the forearms against the thighs to maintain tension. Draw back the foot you’re not using. Heel and forefoot must stay in contact with the floor. Push down to the floor with the big toe in a smooth, controlled movement. Hold for 3 seconds, then relax in a smooth, controlled movement. Repeat. Do 3 sets of 10 repetitions per foot.
Make it Difficult
Repeat the exercise for toes 2 - 5.
“Running is the greatest metaphor for life because you get out of it what you put into it.”
- Oprah Winfrey