DTR_1366.jpg In CrossFit we think about our bodies a lot, and we try to figure out how to get more out of them all the time. We focus on driving through our hips, stabilizing our midline, keeping our shoulders activated, locking our elbows at the top…but how much do we think about our feet? I’m not talking about their position, or even where the weight is distributed (though these are of paramount importance as well), I’m talking about the actual foot part of the feet.

Mark Rippetoe has written quite a bit about strength training and its practical application to the body’s mechanical and genetically designed purpose, but what about the practical application of the foot’s mechanical and genetically designed purpose? Your feet are the primary accommodation for your body’s interaction with whatever terrain you happen to be standing, running, jumping, or doing CrossFit on. Therefore, if your feet cannot effectively accommodate your body then you are not able to reach your full potential as a bipedal mammal let alone to become a decent athlete.

Consider this teaser part 1 of another series, this time talking about how to be a better athlete (and human) by paying attention to the body’s support system.

Today’s WOD:

“Kelly’s Little Sister”

3 Rounds for time:

  • 400m Run
  • 30 Box Jumps
  • 30 Wallball Shots
  • Dan

    Yeah…I need to work off not one, but 2 Pat’s Cheesesteaks from last night…

  • Cameron

    Time 27:? Absolutely brutal!

  • Mark

    “but how much do we think about our feet?”
    I’m thinking about my feet quite a bit these days.