The minimalist approach to running and footwear is growing in popularity. While consulting with your local physical therapist is the best way to find out if it is right for you, every athlete can benefit from strengthening the foot and ankle. The following strengthening program can be used to improve power and stability for performance and decrease your risk of overuse injuries. Strengthening should be performed 3–4 times per week. Happy feet make for happy training!

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