Toe point exercises

  • gym_rat93

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    Aug 01, 2017 3:29 PM GMT
    I'm looking to improve my toe point for trapeze classes I'm taking. My big toes just stick out straight when I point them and don't curl nicely so my feet look ugly. I think I need to strengthen my toes and increase the flexibilty of my feet so if anyone knows of any exercises or stretches then please share them.
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    Aug 01, 2017 9:03 PM GMT
    After running I do toe stretches where I cross my leg so that the bottom of my lower leg is resting on the other knee. Then I cup my toes in my right hand and curl them downward, at the same time using my foot muscles to flex my foot downward in the same direction (which I guess is the same as a toe point). I can feel it stretching the tendons along the top of my foot and the tendons along the front of my lower leg. If you haven't done this before you may need to do it gently at first; the first time I started doing it the tendons were quite tight. Stretching should never be painful. I hold that for about 60 seconds.

    Then I do the opposite direction curling the toes from under towards the top of my foot, also using my foot muscles to pull the foot upward.