Thursday, May 5, 2011
Dangerous Achilles Strengthening Exercise
The video above has two basic parts to it. The first part is the stretching part. As long as the heel is on the ground, the stretch is safe and should produce excellent flexibility. The second part however is the strengthening part. This is very risky since a Negative Heel Effect is created when the heel comes off the ground. Negative heel is when the front of the foot is higher than the heel. This is a very unnatural position and definitely the cause of many injuries. Avoid at all costs. The same exercise starting with the heel and front of the foot at the same level is much safer.