7 Exercises for Fitter Feet The muscle groups of your two feet make up 25 percent of the body's muscles. If you ignore the strength and function of the muscles in your feet, it is like eliminating upper-body exercises from your routine.
You’ve probably been told to foam roll right before your workout because the process preps your body by increasing muscle activation and blood flow. (In fact, you may have read that on this site.) And while that’s true, a pre-workout rolling session may actually hinder your workout more than help it, says Kelly Starrett, P.T., author of Becoming a Supple Leopard and founder of the popular site MobilityWOD.com.
Does your knee rotate in when you do single-leg work (squats, etc)? This is an AWESOME explanation of femoral rotation, which happens to runners, lifters, etc when the glutes are UNDERactive and the hip flexors are OVERactive. A cause for shin splits and other pain. Plus how to FIX it (stretches/foamrolling for overactive muscles, isolated strengthening of underactive muscles)