balls of the/(one's) feet

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balls of the/(one's) feet

The bottom part at the front of the feet that the toes connect to. For this dance move, you'll need to stand on the balls of your feet. When you're running, pay close attention to where the balls of the feet strike the ground.
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balls of one's feet

the bottom part of the feet just behind the toes. Mary got blisters on the balls of her feet from playing tennis. The dancer balanced on the balls of his feet.
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Typically with this condition the heels and balls of the feet are scaly and cracked whereas with athlete's foot cracking is confined to between the toes and scaling around the toes and arch of the foot.
The muscles of the lower legs can be exercised while sitting by pulling the toes towards the knees then relaxing, or by pressing the balls of the feet down while raising the heel.
And he advised against a new form of cosmetic surgery, which numbs the balls of the feet so women can not feel pain when wearing high heels for hours on end.
Coaches who are adamant about implementing lifts that require "triple extension" (extension at the hip, knee, and ankle) can satisfy this need by extending up on the balls of the feet in synchronization with the completion of the press.
The second foot is brought immediately to the floor, toes first, and makes a clean, precise fifth position plie with heels forward and the weight on the balls of the feet.
As your knees straighten out, the weight transfers to the balls of the feet and ideally, the final take off is from the sole of the big toe.
Many hurdlers fail to succeed because of their inability or lack of strength to remain high on the balls of the feet.
Standing Throw #1: This is merely a double pivot drill on the balls of the feet.
The power position with the feet flat, weight on the balls of the feet, shoulders out over the knees, and legs slightly bent is a basic stance for football, basketball, baseball, wrestling, and volleyball.
He must have a good bend in the ankles, knees, and hips, with his weight over the balls of the feet, back straight, head up, arms held loosely at the sides with the hands out front ready for contact.
Stance: Three-point stance with hips slightly higher than the head, the feet slightly wider than shoulder-width, toe-to-heel relationship, inside hand down, ankles cocked, free hand hanging, and weight forward on the balls of the feet.
Classic Style: As the pitcher prepares to deliver, the batter brings his back foot up parallel with the front foot in a squared-away stance slightly wider than the shoulders, with the knees flexed and the weight over the balls of the feet.
Once the post man reaches this position, we want him to "sit down" in the post - squat on the balls of the feet with elbows and hands up and out away from the body.
They spread their feet slightly wider than the shoulders, with the knees flexed, weight over the balls of the feet, and the hands at waist-to-knee level in order to deal with low line drives.
This is merely a double pivot performed on the balls of the feet that set up the hip drive for the throw.