🤯Often times people get confused 🤷♀️🤷♂️ about foot position in athletics and we’ve decided to shed some light on the subject
❓Does my foot need to point straight❓
📕It depends on your anthropometrics (body dimensions) and what you’re trying to do. If an athlete has great hip, ankle, and foot mobility, they can externally rotate the lower extremity well enough to allow their tibia to bisect their ankle(talus) with the foot remaining straight and with three strong points of contact with the surface throughout the ROM of the movement(squat for example), then feet straight would be best and load the system as you please
. 📗If the athlete is significantly lacking the mobility in any of those joints and they have had a good physio help them with min. to no improvement, they may benefit from adopting a wider toe position, which will allow them to complete the ROM required for the desired activity without compensations. The athlete and coach will decide how much turnout is appropriate based on a thorough assessment. Understand that > turnout may👇🏼capacity to generate torque at the hip & may👇🏼stability at the lumbar region
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