Toe strength for optimal speed

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    Toe strength for optimal speed


    The big toe represents the final link between force generated in the posterior chain and transmitted to the ground during horizontal movement. If we increase force transmission efficiency via enhanced toe rigidity, we might be able to increase performance. Check it out:

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    I underestimated how much work the big toe does until I smashed it up a couple years ago in a paddling mishap on Greene River - I spent a solid couple months working out that hobble...
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    Subbed for later. As an aside, I love the ignorance regarding the big toe's importance. Big toe problems more or less ended the careers of two of the largest (and most dominant) athletes in their respective sports; Shaq and Johnathon Ogden. Great idea for a post
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    Quote Originally Posted by LizKing531 View Post
    I underestimated how much work the big toe does until I smashed it up a couple years ago in a paddling mishap on Greene River - I spent a solid couple months working out that hobble...
    By far, the most painful training injury that I have had while I was fighting was a sprained big toe aka turf toe. Until it's happened to you, it's hard to understand how debilitating turf toe can be to an athlete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja

    By far, the most painful training injury that I have had while I was fighting was a sprained big toe aka turf toe. Until it's happened to you, it's hard to understand how debilitating turf toe can be to an athlete.
    Couldn't agree more...I broke my big left toe a few years ago and it completely messed with everything I did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    By far, the most painful training injury that I have had while I was fighting was a sprained big toe aka turf toe. Until it's happened to you, it's hard to understand how debilitating turf toe can be to an athlete.

    I've fractured my 5th metatarsal before. That was my most debilitating injury (save perhaps a dislocated knee as a kid).
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    Lol wow one of our professors was talking about this today in a sprinter that he treated. I honestly thought he was full of it...
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    I love when the non-athlete population complains when their favorite football player can't play due to turf-toe. It is unbelievable how much it hinders your performance.

    Another great post by ZiR RED.
  

  
 

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