As part of a normal stride, your rear-foot should roll inward a bit after your heel hits the ground, cushioning the impact and helping you adapt to uneven surfaces. That's called pronation, but if your rear-foot doesn't roll in far enough, or seems to roll outward, that's supination. When that happens, your foot no longer properly absorbs the shock of each step.
Supination, or under-pronation, is common among people with high arches or tight Achilles tendons (the stretchy bands of tissue that connect your calf muscles to your heels). Supination is considered natural for some people, but it places extra stress on your foot and leg that can cause problems further up the chain contributing to knee, hip and back pain. That's because the shockwave from your heel strike isn’t absorbed properly and the outside of your foot bears the full force of your step's impact.
A common fault with the calf raise exercise is that people often place the foot into a supenated position causing poor muscle patterns to develope, we show here a simple yet very effective way to teach the muscles in the ankle to form a neutral position teaching the ankle joint and muscles to work more effectively helping to reduce the risk of injury and poor muscular control.
To get the most out of this modification, press down on the coins during plantar flexion. This prevents supination and allows for the correct pattern of movement to occur.
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