Forums Foot/Ankle Squat – Inside of Foot Rising/Weight on Outside of Foot Re: Squat – Inside of Foot Rising/Weight on Outside of Foot

AvatarBailey Martinez

Well I get the systems of systems, and I’ve hit and continue to hit as many of them as possible each day.

I have hit the plantar fascia with a lax ball, a pvc pipe and the foot rolling device from

I try and stay barefoot as much as possible and when I wear shoes I always try to wear vibrams,  low profile pumas, or shoes that have very little heel on them. I also work on my foot strength and have gotten dramatically better at holding myself up on my toes and with the jump rope.

I think I’m at a point where I know proper form, and when I have a barbell loaded in the front or on my back, I can execute well. It’s actually only when I’m doing body weight exercises that the inside feet/big toe really come up off the ground.

It’s as though they’re tight, but will stretch into the right position when I have extra weight. But somehow the tightness is enough to get in the way of good form without the weight. My fear is that jumping during sports will fall into the latter category and cause damage.

I’m just trying to find a way to get the flexibility I need with a bit more ease. It just seemed like those muscles were pulling against proper tracking – which is why I asked about them.

So when you’re attacking all of the systems, and you’ve addressed about 90% of the them, what do you do when continuing to attack the overall systems doesn’t provide any further mobility or benefit? I figured looking into specific muscles would be the answer.