Barefoot Training for Sports Performance [Part 1]

In this podcast series I interview Dr. Emily Splichal, author of Barefoot Strong. Here in part one we discuss the following:

  • Why is barefoot training important for coaches to include in their training programs?
  • What should coaches know about impact forces and the foot?
  • What role does the foot play related to knee and hip function?
  • Why are athletes who have flat feet (no arches) more prone to injury?
  • Why should coaches pay more attention to barefoot training when it comes to agility and change of direction training?
  • What are some strategies that coaches can begin to implement with athletes who have poor foot function?
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Plantar Foot Release Exercise

Short Foot Exercise

To find out more about Dr. Emily and purchase her book visit her website

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