Warming up barefoot

Below are just a few of the reasons why I recommend my athletes and clients to get a barefoot warmup in before their session.

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. Great way to help with medial column stability and our ability to plantarflex the 1st ray to get over our big toe for propulsion
  4. 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.

Learn more at ebfafitness.com and make sure to check out all of the upcoming workshops I will be teaching!!

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