Where is the center of gravity of the sole of your foot when you exercise?
I think most people would say the ball of the thumb, which is widely believed because it can be explained by such a theory, but it is actually a false common sense. This time, I will introduce where to put the center of gravity on the sole of the foot when exercising.
Recommended for such a person
- Those who are not confident in breaking through dribbling in basketball and soccer
- Those who want to cure the cat's back
Is the center of gravity of the sole of the foot "toe"? "Heel"?
There is also an important point in recognizing the center of gravity of the foot. When asked where the center of gravity is placed when standing up or walking, I think that the more people who have been involved in sports, the more they answer "toe" or "thumb ball". This is to be taught that it should be done, but it seems that excellent athletes and famous martial artists have a center of gravity on the not the toes.
Merit of having the center of gravity of the sole of the foot on the heel
1) Forward force (instantaneous force) goes up
Heel of the advantages of the center of gravity is that the forward force (instantaneous force) is higher than the center of gravity of the toe.
The reason why the center of gravity is put on the heel and the difference in instantaneous force with the toe center of gravity is that the center of gravity of the toe applies the brake to the advance.
This can be confirmed by the behavior when trying to fall back and forth from the standing state. If you try to fall forward, you can unconsciously step on your toes, apply the brakes to the forward force, and stay without falling down. On the other hand, if you tried to fall behind, you should have stepped back and put your foot out behind and accelerated back.
In this way, if it is a center of gravity of the toe, the brake will be applied to the forward force by all means, so the instantaneous force at that time will fall. This is not evidence, but if you look closely at the movements of basketball players in the NBA, you can see that the heels are not floating until the last minute of driving, and the center of gravity rests on the heel. In addition, it is suggested the importance of this heel in martial arts.
As an example, I will introduce a sentence of "Olympic Book", a book by Musashi Miyamoto, a famous martial artist.
1. Feet To go, you have to float your toes a little and step on your heels firmly. How to use the foot is the same as walking usually even if there is a difference of large, small, slow, and fast depending on time and the case. In the footing, the foot which jumps the ground, the foot which floats from the ground, and three of the footholds which stick to the place stepping on the ground are the footholds disliked most in the military method. (hereafter abbreviated) [Kamata Miyamoto, 1986]
2) You can heal the cat's back
In addition, you can correct the cat back by putting the center of gravity of the sole of the foot on the heel. When you recognize that your toes and thumb balls have a center of gravity, your body is likely to fall down, and your body becomes stronger in a forward-leaning posture to correct this posture, and you become a cat back. Often, as advice to people with a cat back, it is said to "stretch your chest and stretch your spine", but this is incorrect advice and making "something that looks like a good posture" does not cure the cat's back. The point to be conscious of in order to cure the cat's back is to put the center of gravity of the foot on the heel.
So, if you are working on sports, it is recommended to understand where the center of gravity is on the sole of the foot once you walk or exercise, and if you have a toe center of gravity, make it the heel center of gravity.
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