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Anton Emery 07-29-2008 08:31 AM

foot supination?
I have noticed lately that my feet tend to supinate outward. Usually it happens if i lose my balance or when we are doing one footed balance drills at Crossfit. Its not like my ankle rolls over, but i notice my weight shifting more to the out edge of the foot.

I probably need to see a professional about this, but i am wondering if its indicitive of a specific muscle imbalance or tightness.


Scott Borre 07-29-2008 09:03 AM

Rocking your foot to balance, and having it go outward isn't exactly... odd. Look at most weightlifters, even in the clean you'll notice movement in that direction its a much stronger base to have weight slightly on the outside.

If you are truly concerned, workout barefooted more. It will make your feet stronger overall. It could just be that you've worn down your shoes in such a way for that to occur. Speaking of which what type of shoes are you wearing when this is occuring?

And on another curiousity level, what is your concern? Are you having a hard time balancing?

Steven Low 07-29-2008 09:47 AM

Could be imbalance whether muscular or structural.

Consider stretching/foam rolling/tennis ball rolling all posterior and anterior muscles of the lower body (includes bottom of the foot, calves, hammies, quads, adductors, abductors, abs/lower back, glutes). If you can identify problem areas, might give you an idea of what an imbalance is occurring.

But what Scott said also. Work barefooted. Might not be as bad as you think.. getting a vid up might be a good idea if it's particularly bad. Have any problems with mobility in like squats, oly, etc.?

Anton Emery 07-29-2008 11:20 AM

Now that i think about it it could be my shoes wearing down. I am about due for a new pair. They are Salmon's, flat soled low type light outdoor hiking shoe i got from REI.

No real mobility issues in the squat or O-lifts. I foam rolled my IT band yesterday for the first time in a while and it was quite painful. I will start foam rolling all the lower body as suggested.

I guess i am concerned because i dont want any muscular imbalances or problems to crop up. Its something that wasnt present before, so now that it came up i got a little worried.


Steven Low 07-29-2008 06:19 PM

Keep working the ITB and see if it helps. A tight one can throw off some stuff and if you had let it get too tight stuff like patellar tracking can be thrown off.

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