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Kinda of a weird issue with stance and feet

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So, I have had tons of help trying to fix my stance (I tend to stand on my heels not the front of my feet).  I have a few issues that tend to prevent this..  I have 100% flat feet (literally no arch) another condition called Z-Foot and have had 3 foot surgeries (2 plantar fasciotomy's and my heel was reconstructed with cadaver bone tissue) so naturally I want to rock back on my heels...  Any exercises and or equipment (shoes) that promote a weight forward stance?  I am always trying to fix this issue as it is one of my biggest when it comes to stance and movement.  Orthotics are not an option as I have custom lifetime once that I have to wear to walk properly. 

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Try standing on a 2x6 board to shift your center of balance forward by learning how to get on balls of your feet. 

 

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53 minutes ago, jessesmith121 said:

So, I have had tons of help trying to fix my stance (I tend to stand on my heels not the front of my feet).  I have a few issues that tend to prevent this..  I have 100% flat feet (literally no arch) another condition called Z-Foot and have had 3 foot surgeries (2 plantar fasciotomy's and my heel was reconstructed with cadaver bone tissue) so naturally I want to rock back on my heels...  Any exercises and or equipment (shoes) that promote a weight forward stance?  I am always trying to fix this issue as it is one of my biggest when it comes to stance and movement.  Orthotics are not an option as I have custom lifetime once that I have to wear to walk properly. 

 

I figured out, that it doesn´t make much difference when i put weight on my toes but don´t push forward when shooting. The gun pushes me back the first shots anyway. Maybe try to bend your forward knee a bit and stiffen the back knee. Something like Max Michel´s stance. When you start shooting, put pressure on your back foots heel, so you push forward a bit.

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I will watch some of his videos and see what you are talking about.  Thanks for the tip!

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Your stance is dominated by quadricep and hamstring strength. Squats will help with both. Starting with kettlebell or dumbbell goblet squats will help you learn what it feels like to keep your weight forward of midline. 

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Thanks @practical_man squats and front squats are apart of my gym regimen (Mondays) along with Romanian deadlifts and suitcase deadlifts (former competitive powerlifter) .  I don't use kettlebells currently I might start to incorporate those.    I never thought of treating my stance like a squat prep.  That's probably a great thought to get my mindset right.

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Your powerlifting background will serve you well in shooting. Front squats are awesome for it. I suggested the bells to learn technique. 

 

The one handed  kettlebell swing is a great way to add stability by strengthening glutes, improving hip and hamstring flexibility, and maintaining stability against a moving mass (like recoil). 

 

Your powerlifting shoes put you in a good posture. Sadly, most suck for running. You might find a similar geometry in a trail running shoe. I just wear regular boots. 

 

You can over come the foot problems and maybe beat them back a bit. My plantar fasciitis improved a lot when I started squatting heavy (for me) again and stretching the eccentric chain. 

 

 

 

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I will implement the KB swings.  Love the basically imitating a squat for the stance.  Promotes explosive movement!

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Is standing on the balls of your feet to control recoil...  or to improve getaway speed in running a course?

 

In the video, the student is standing on a 2x6 with his feet straight across...  When actually shooting, wouldn't you would put one foot slightly behind to improve recoil control?

 

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not sure... I'm obviously not a movement professional, I just know how to pick stuff up and put it down.  I'm lucky I can walk straight

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Started using Kratom and it has pretty much removed all pain...  No more Ibprof for me

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