Immediately Improve Your Balance With This Simple Trick

Balancing is already hard enough-why do you make it harder than it needs to be? Birds and other animals use their tails to help them balance. If only we had some device or body part that was designed to help us balance.  Great news! We do! It’s called our toes.

The One Simple Trick

Today’s tip is to use your toes to help you balance. Sounds simple enough right? How do I know if I’m using my toes to help me balance? First, you’ll need to put weight through the whole foot to allow you to use your toes to help you balance. Second, you’ll need to grip with your toes. Often seeing is believing, so take those shoes off so you can see what’s going on.

Coaching cues:

  • Equal weight through the forefoot and heel.
  • Grip with your toes, particularly your big toe.
  • It’s best and easiest to get this barefoot or at least out of your shoes.
  • If you still aren’t sure if you’re too heel heavy, stand on some plush carpet or pillow to see if you depress the carpet/pillow equally.

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