Dr. Joel Seedman – Advanced Human Performance – Foot & Ankle Manual
Eliminating muscular dysfunction, structural imbalances, and faulty mechanics have become a key concept in the field of performance training. Whether it’s weakness in the core, lack of mobility in the hips, over-dominant anterior muscle groups, or simply a lack of size in specific body parts, the idea of eliminating such weaknesses has become common points of discussion amongst top strength and conditioning professionals.
Thousands of articles have been written about this key topic; however, few have examined the importance of other less glamorous topics, specifically foot and ankle training. Indeed, this is a topic that is relatively neglected and overlooked in the field of kinesiology. However, proper activation and function of the foot and ankle complex is vital for maximizing performance and strength and critical for ensuring tissue health and injury prevention. Other than proper posture and spinal alignment, foot and ankle function may be the single most important factor when it comes to optimizing movement quality, biomechanics, and muscle function. This book is meant to address head-on this vital yet often overlooked aspect of the human body in an effort to significantly increase one’s performance, overall health, stabilization, and neuromuscular activation.