Walking Correctly Part 2 of 10: Toes Pointed In or Out?
In a full length leg stride it is imperative to have your toes pointed [Answer Revealed in the Free Download here] the whole time! It is easy to think you are doing this when your leg is in front of you. But what people miss is the technique when your leg is behind you. When your leg is behind you it is easy to turn your foot outwards. 80% of people will point their toes outwards and the other 20% will point their toes inwards.
If you walk with your toes pointed outward you will only be using more of the outside leg muscles. Like in Part 1 it is key to achieve full range of motion in all joints. If you are only using one side of your leg this is where shin splints, hip issues and low back pain will develop later. People who have their toes pointed inwards will have plantar fasciitis, toe arthritis, and tight front hips.
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Your hip muscles are in charge of changing direction when you are walking. Deep Tissue Massage and stretching these areas will help with improving toe direction. Sitting on a Yoga ball while flexing into the ball will help break up tight hip muscles.
Toes pointed [Answer Revealed in the Free Download here] will help you get ready for Part 3.
Take note to follow Walking Correctly Part 8 of 10 which will go in to detail on how your Mental Pattern creates which way your toes point.
Walking Correctly Part 3 of 10: The 4 Step Points
Walking Correctly Part 4 of 10: Grip the Ground – No more Falling Arches
Walking Correctly Part 5 of 10: Finesse – Relax, Spread, Flex, and Stretch
Walking Correctly Part 6 of 10: Walking Improves Health
Walking Correctly Part 7 of 10: Walking Incorrectly Affects Posture
Walking Correctly Part 8 of 10: The Mental Manifesting – Your Mind Makes your Posture
Walking Correctly Part 9 of 10: The Bad & Ideal Shoes
Walking Correctly Part 10 of 10: Solutions & Exercises for Superior Walking Health
Intro The “How to Walk Correctly” 10 Part Series: Empower your health with knowledge and solve your own ailments.
Walking Correctly Part 1 of 10: ROM of the Ankles is equal to ROM of the HIP
WRONG. The skeleton is MEANT to have toes point 10-2; pointing toes forward leads to knock-knees, imp[roper ankle, knee, hip & spine alignment. DO YOUR RESEARCH.
Yes, a lot of anatomy books show the 10-2 position. I have done the research and I conclude standing and walking like that will cause low back pain.