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Video Tutorial #204 Calf Raises

Calf Raises

  A lot of us do a lot of leg work to develop our lower body muscles, but completely forget about the calves (or neglect them for fear they'll get bulky). Calf Raises develop flexibility and strength in the ankle joint and calf. Calf raises are a method of exercising the gastrocnemius, tibialis posterior and soleus muscles of the lower leg. The movement performed is plantar flexion, aka ankle extension. Calf raises will also help with blood circulation which is especially helpful … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #203 The Foot Supination To Pronation Roll-Press Exercise

Foot and Ankle Roll

  The Foot Supination to Pronation Roll-Press Exercise is A great exercise for those who stand a lot. It can also help with the prevention of  foot injuries, foot cramps, ball of toe pain, plantar fasciitis and  foot arch pain as well.  Doing this exercise might also help with preventing a sprained foot, twisted ankle and/or a broken ankle. This ankle exercise is similar to the foot exercise you do for the recovery and rehabilitation of a sprained ankle.  Therefore it will help speed … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #177 Side Lunge With Cable

Side Lunge With Cable

  Side Lunge With Cable Instructions: Place the cable strap around your wrist (waist height) get into a wide stance Go down towards the cable so that it pulls you into a side lunge, then step back up. It's very important to keep the correct form You can also do this exercise by tying a band to a machine. … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial # 108 Cable Hip Adduction And Foot Inversion

Cable hip adduction and foot inversion (finish)

        Instructions: taken from page 162 from How I Got My Wiggle Back While standing, attach a Velcro cuff to your foot.  Start in full eversion and invert your foot fully.  Your leg crosses over and back to the end range of motion. the cable runs across the body.  Do not move your shin bone. The lower leg must not not move at all. (no cheating!) By holding it still, the muscles in the foot are isolated. Spring Action: This exercise … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #109 A Great Hip Adduction Exercise Demonstrated by WBC Pro Boxing Champion Miguel Macho Hernandez at Team Doctors

Hip Adduction Exercise

    excerpt taken from, 'How I Got My Wiggle Back', page 162 Hip Adduction (Cam Resistance) On the four-way hip machine, raise the bar and the cam so it's high enough to offer resistance. Position the cam at the hip socket. Straddle it - start abducting and adducting within a range of 30 degrees. Keep all toes pointing straight ahead. This works the adductor muscles of the hip joint. Again, don't stop between repetitions. Hold on to the rail if you … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #107 Ankle Exercise Training Strengthening

Board Ankle Training

    Instructions: Standing on the balance board, balance on it rolling back and forth from one side to the other. You can also move in dorsiflexion and plantarflexion. Challenge yourself in many directions. Spring Action: This develops the spring suspension system muscles of the foot and ankle. Special Tip: This exercise should be done barefoot but can be done shod. You can add challenging hand-eye coordination drills to incorporate the balance into an … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #106 Foot Inversion Exercise

Spring Strengthening Of The Human Foot, Inversion

  This is an excellent exercise to develop the human spring suspension system muscles of the arch.     Instructions: Sit on the floor and attach a Velcro cuff to your foot with the band facing towards the opposite foot. Wrap the with the elastic band around the opposite foot and hold onto it with your hands. Start in full eversion and invert your foot fully to the end range of motion.   Spring Action: This exercise develops the muscles that … [Read more...]

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