One of the most important motor cues we’ve been training this season is “toes forward” while running, jumping, and landing.
There is a tragic but valuable example of why this cue is so important in the video clip below:
Check out how linebacker Stephen Tulloch’s feet/toes are pointed outwards in a “duck footed” position when he jumps and lands in celebration after a sack last Sunday. Despite what looked like a modest hop, the resulting valgus stress on his left knee resulted in a torn ACL requiring surgery.
Thought it was a powerful example of the importance of using our bodies the way they’re designed to be used.