Have recently been told that i have a habit of striking the ground with my toes pointing down. Whilst I will be working on drills etc. to get the correct foot strike I have heard that there are devices (assume not that complicated) that can also assist.
Has anyone used them before? If so were they of value?
And/or does anyone know where one can purchase online?
Theoretically, the premise may be right. However, our experience is two-fold. Range of motion at the joint differed for each athlete. With many, it provided a stiff, uncomfortable effect.
Subsequently, the device didn’t allow increasing degrees of freedom after amortization and prior to touchdown. Though there may be some benefit, from a kinesthetic standpoint, during the rotational phases. However, I doubt the full cycle.
I have used the foot flexr before. I thought it was a good product before as it seemed to increase my turnover as the product said. However I have suffered from lower limb, specifically achilles/deep toe flexor, problems for about the last 4 years which ive finally had sucessfully treated!
I would say that in my case there is a good correlation between the foot flexr and the injuries due to the device holdling the ankle in a fixed range of motion and causing inflexibility.