Walkers, Runners, Hikers, and basically any human being with legs and feet - this strengthening exercise is for you! This exercise focuses on the anterior tibialis. It’s often a muscle that gets overlooked in strength training routines but it’s important to keep it strong.
Your anterior tibialis is a muscle on the front part of your lower leg. It helps to maintain balance and stability when you are on your feet, walking, running, etc.
A strong anterior tibialis:
✅ Helps lift the foot and keep the toes from catching on the ground (walkers, runners this is important for performance and also as we get older or this muscle gets weak, catching our toes on the ground can cause falls)
✅ Enhances balance to maintain coordination and stability especially on uneven surfaces
✅ May help decrease overpronation (inner arches rolling in and down to ground) - which in turn helps everything up the chain (ankles, knees, hips) do their job with efficiency and strength
Here are a few anterior tibialis strengtheners you can incorporate into your routine:
1️⃣ Toe taps while you are sitting - really focus on pulling your toes up towards your shin
2️⃣ Heel walks
3️⃣ Using a band as a resistance as you pull your toes toward your shin
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As always this is just my own opinion based on my experience and knowledge at this time. There’s always more to learn and consider. Not all exercises work for everyone, so please listen to your body and do what is best for you. All terms and conditions apply when viewing videos - please see my website for more information.