The Push Up Series: The Big Toe and Push Ups

The big piggy, aka the big toe is crucial for a proper push-up, but also for a proper lunge and even to walk and run well! If you’re unable to get into full toe off during gait, OR a push-up, another area of your body is going to take on that extra load. During walking, that can translate to knee, hip and foot problems. Bunions or plantar fasciitis anyone?
During a push-up, it will force you to translate your force forwards, as opposed to being centred on the balls of your feet. The moral of the story is to get those toes extended so you have a stable, and strong base to pivot your amazing push-up off of!

The Big Toe and Push Ups
The Fix Tibialis Posterior Grinder The Foot Grinder Tall Kneeling Stretch Featuring Mitch Starkman, Physiotherapist PLEASE CONSIDER SUBSCRIBING: The Push-Up Series The Push-Up Series is our attempt to tackle not just how to do this in proper form, but also the top 5 most common mistakes that we see and their fixes. We’ve created a template for each of the 5 mistakes and how you can tackle it all on your own. A push-up is an amazing full body exercise - working not the arms and chest, but also challenges your core and stability. The problem is that most people assume it is isolating just our chest muscles, when in fact it is doing anything BUT that! Keep your form strong and follow along to ensure you can truly push-up and Move Like You Mean It! About The Movement Centre: The Movement Centre strives to explore, assess, and correct human movement by providing customized self-administered treatments that anyone can use through the guidance of a movement physiotherapist. The aim is to help you overcome your limiting factors, whether that is pain, performance, or both. Ultimately, we want to help you achieve your goals. *************************************** Connect with The Movement Centre: The Movement Centre WEBSITE: Watch The Movement Centre CHANNEL: Follow The Movement Centre on INSTAGRAM: Follow The Movement Centre on FACEBOOK: *************************************** When in doubt, it is always a good idea to get assessed by your healthcare practitioner so you can truly Move Like You Mean It! This is not personalized medical advice.


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