Athletes Don’t Wear Flip Flops

Athletes Don’t Wear Flip Flops

Did you know that wearing flip flops are bad for you? Even worse for you, if you’re an athlete trying to maximize your potential.  I have long known the negative impacts of wearing flip flops but it wasn’t until about a year and half ago that I did something about it – I ditched them!

At the most basic level, wearing flip flops requires your foot to be in an uncompromising position in order to walk, causing your toes to point down and grab the base of the sandal in order to keep it from falling off your foot. Why is this bad?  Well it causes a ton of downstream issues with the lower leg by shortening the plantar fascia and stressing the rest of the muscles, which in turn, reduces your mobility. And for athletes, keeping your mobility is something you want.

Well rather than trying to explain the basics, I’ll let Physical Therapist, Kelly Starret explain it here:  MobilityWOD (MWOD).


Saturday May 2, 2015:

  • Double Under Skill Instruction
  • Bench 3×5

15 Minute AMRAP:

  • Max Distance Row (partnered 200/150m)

coming Monday…..

Back Squat 5-5-5-5-5 (add weight each set)

10 Minute AMRAP:…

  • Burpee
  • Swing