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Sounds like you have a solid routine going! Try spending more time barefoot. One of the best ways to strengthen the foot is spending more time out of our shoes. Perhaps even some of your training could be performed barefoot as well (as long as your gym allows it and you are okay with being “that person” who trains without shoes). We spend so much time in comfy soft shoes that we really don’t challenge the intrinsic muscles of our feet. Also, as far as weighted calf exercises or the introduction of any new exercise, just treat it as a dose response. If it feels better than keep doing it, if it feels worse you probably did too much. Just keep trying to make progress and gradually you can start adding load as you continue to strengthen the area.
- This reply was modified 2 years, 11 months ago by Michael Alzheimer.