YES, YOU DO!
People often ask me what’s the best way to improve foot and ankle strength… and until recently, my answer was simple:
Run barefoot or in Xero Shoes.
And I still believe that.
But, we know that your running can be improved by NOT running and doing some strength work in the gym for your glutes and hamstrings.
Well, you can also “go to the gym” for your foot and ankle with the SlackBlock… and, even more, the SlackBlock can help you improve your balance, which will further improve your performance, in just a few minutes a day.
Even if you’re not a runner, you’ll want stronger feet and ankles and better balance. Otherwise you could be one of the millions of people who have life-threatening and even fatal injuries that could be avoided by better balance and more strength.
How do I use the SlackBlock?
When you get your SlackBlock, you’ll get a link for a video that shows how to use it.
But, in short: you’ll stand on the SlackBlock with one foot for up to 2 minutes (you can start and stop if you lose your balance — and you will — during that time). Then switch feet.
There are 3 positions to do this in — “parallel” (with your foot aligned with the block, “angled”, and “perpendicular”. You can do a 12 minute workout in all 3 positions. You can can also simply use the SlackBlock whenever you get a chance.
We have one in our office that everyone uses every time they walk by it 😉
And then almost everyone in our office bought another for home!
As your balance improves, you can adjust the SlackBlock to become more challenging.
Get the right SlackBlock based on your weight
There are two models of SlackBlock: the 13 inch for people who weigh less than 190 pounds, and the 14 inch for people who weigh more than 190 pounds.
Get your SlackBlock and join us with better balance and stronger feet and ankles.