Below are just a few of the reasons why I recommend my athletes and clients to get a barefoot warmup in before their session.
- Great way to stimulate the mechanoreceptors on the bottom of the foot, which aids in our ability to sense vibration, enhance joint position sense, etc.
- Greatly enhances the catapult effect – this fascial elasticity is critical to our energy return, especially when soft elastic bounces are added at the end ranges of available motion
- Great way to help with medial column stability and our ability to plantarflex the 1st ray to get over our big toe for propulsion
- It just “feels” good to take your shoes off and create grounding/earthing
All of the above and more help create faster stability, which is paramount for your athletes/clients to create movement efficiency.
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