28 May '14, 5am

Did you know your big toes play a BIG role when it comes to running? How to keep 'em strong:

A runner's big toe has a big job. When your foot strikes the ground, it helps stiffen the tissues along your arch. This creates a stable platform, giving your foot more ability to propel you forward. But if your big toe is stiff or misaligned, it can't do its job as well, which can disrupt your mechanics, says Christopher Johnson, a Seattle-based physical therapist. He suggests testing your range of motion with the "Flex Test" below and, if needed, doing these other exercises three times a week

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/stretching/the-body-shop-stay...

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