Click the Like button to get updates directly in your Facebook feed

Fitness Tip of the Day: Strengthen Your Feet

Stronger hooves mean fewer injuries


"To minimize your risk of twisting an ankle when you're running off-road, one thing to focus on is strengthening your foot and ankle muscles. The simplest way to add brawn to your feet and ankle stabilizers is to do a small amount of barefoot running each week. About 20 minutes of unshod jogging on grass or your home treadmill will do the trick."

—Matt Fitzgerald is a senior editor at Competitor, the author of Iron War: Dave Scott, Mark Allen & The Greatest Race Ever Run, as well as 17 other books, and a coach and training intelligence specialist for PEAR Sports. He boasts a marathon time of 2:41, Matt is an expert on training, nutrition and injury prevention. Find out more at mattfitzgerald.org

Comment on this story


0
2.75
4 Ratings
xxxxxxx
Related Searches
Like this story? Get the Active Times Updates
Get The Active Times in your inbox


Today on The Active Times
The Active Times Video Network
Bike James: Indian Clubs
James Wilson of MTB Strength Training Systems takes us through the basics of working out with traditional Indian Clubs. Film by Bike James.

Comment on This Story