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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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.
Learn to tiptoe - The angle of the shoe will jack your heel up so high you'll be forced to balance on the balls of your feet.
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.
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.
Also, you should move your shoulders forward so your body weight is over the instep to the balls of your feet.
With your heels striking first, rise markedly up on the balls of your feet.
Taking slightly elongated strides, walk forward, heels striking first then step onto the balls of your feet.
Your stride will have to shorten, your knees will remain bent and, if the hill is quite steep, more of your weight will be on the balls of your feet.