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.
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.
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.