By Kathryn Ross-Nash • Edited by Amanda Altman
SNEAK PEAK OF THE EXERCISES
THE JUMP CONNECTION Correcting the alignment of your feet through your legs is the first step to better propulsion.
FOUNDATIONAL LEVEL Short Box Strap Engagement
START Place the Toe Corrector on your big toes, with the wide band above (if the tops of your toes curve inward) or below (for all others). Sit with your legs extended hip-width apart and parallel. Flex your feet with your toes pointing directly upward. Place your hands by your sides with your fingers forward and elbows soft.
1. Pressing through your heels and initiating the movement from your hips, rotate slightly outward to engage the spring. Allow the spring to gently move your big toes into the correct alignment with your heels on the ground. Hold for 3–5 counts, “growing taller” with each one. Release.
2. Press only your big toes forward, isolating the action of your joints. Hold for 3–5 counts.
3. Flex your big toes back and hold for 3–5 counts. Do 3-5 reps.