Balance on the balls of your feet
, heels just off the ground and your head and body tilted very slightly forward.
"This research shows that running in minimal shoes and landing on the balls of your feet
reduces loading rates and may therefore reduce the risk of injury."
Finally, ensure your weight remains on the balls of your feet
, allow a little flex in your knees that will take the tension from the backs of your legs.
* Assume the plank position: Balance in a straight line on your forearms and the balls of your feet
in a push-up position.
Begin with easy jogging on the balls of your feet
and gradually increase to full stride.
Dance till dawn in your favourite stilettos - without that painful burning sensation in the balls of your feet
that too much high heel wearing can give you by investing in a pair of Scholl Party Feet Gel Cushions (pounds 4.
n Invest in a pair of gel soles, such as Scholl Party Feet (pounds 5.99, Boots), that can be slipped into your boots and soften the pressure on the balls of your feet
PRESS the balls of your feet
down hard against the floor or foot rest to help increase the blood flow to your legs and prevent clots forming.
You can also use the bench for some stretches: for instance, stand on the edge of the bench on the balls of your feet
and alternately drop your heels toward the floor to stretch your hamstrings and calves.
If the balls of your feet
are sensitive, you may want to consider having metatarsal bars added to the soles of your shoes, to take pressure away from that area.
Soak your feet and ankles in Foot Rest Soothing Foot Soak after pointe or allegro work to rejuvenate sore toes, joints, and the balls of your feet
. Try Sole Searcher Soothing Foot Cream to smooth painful calluses and prevent cracked skin from turning barefoot work into modern masochism.
Secure the tubing under the balls of your feet
, and fasten the ends to an Active belt around your waist, to a post, or have someone assist you by holding the ends.
Begin by standing tall, with your feet shoulder-width apart (from theheels), tilt forward from the hips,keeping your spine straight and bend your knees slightly,making sure your weight is on the balls of your feet
With your heels striking first, rise markedly up on the balls of your feet. Hold the arms in running position and keep them relaxed.
Taking slightly elongated strides, walk forward, heels striking first then step onto the balls of your feet. Allow a brief pause before beginning each step.