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The High-Heels Addiction

Written on June 30, 2008 at 9:42 am, by Eric Cressey

In preparing my presentation for yesterday’s seminar (the focus was female training), I used Google images to dig up a picture of a high-heeled shoe for my powerpoint. In doing so, I came across a 20-step guide to learn how to walk in high heels.

Does anyone find it a bit scary that you can beat alcoholism in 12 steps, but it takes 20 to learn how to do something that will grossly warp your feet, ankles, knees, hips, and lower back?

8 Responses to “The High-Heels Addiction”

  1. WU Vinny Says:

    Speaking of ankle mobility, do you have any series of exercises that could increase the ROM of dorsiflexion?

    I’m already doing some Z-Health as well as soft tissue work on my calves? Any other ideas?

  2. Michael Says:

    I like this part the best: There is even a course called Stiletto Strength specifically for this and the development of poise and confidence while wearing high heels that is available at Crunch gyms.

  3. Jon Coulson Says:

    It is scary how much high heels can mess up the ankles and lead to lower back problems.

    I saw an article the other week about high heels designed for babies! Great, let’s get those joint disorders set in from an early age.

  4. Maiko Says:

    Have you seen this video of High Heel-a-thon in NYC?

    Sprinting in high heels AND on hard surfaces. Mind boggling.

  5. Kaiser Says:

    I have been an avid follower of your blog and an admirer of your work – but deriding high heels?!?!


  6. Mo Says:

    Is there no way, you can come up with a program to allow women to wear the heals and still be physically sound because women look awesome in heels; however I am a young guy and biased. Death to flip flops. Ha

  7. p.mabrouk Says:

    Ummm… ignorance I guess is bliss. Fitness and figure competitors MUST wear and learn to walk and pose in 4-5″ high heels. It is tough work guys and requires a lot of core strength!

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