A solid foundation of of clean movement ability is an often overlooked aspect of most people’s training programs whether they are athletes or general health & fitness enthusiasts.
Think about it. If you have trouble doing some basic movements such as touching your toes when there are no external stressors (such as a wet pitch, someone trying to knock you off the ball, running on a beaten up road or someone dragging you backwards as you are trying to turn and sprint) how are you going to perform more demanding tasks such as sprinting, jumping, sidestepping, etc when many of the above factors are present.
What if you add in fatigue, the old injury that’s been nagging you, a strong wind, etc.
One of the foundations of sports performance and general health is maintain your ability to move well. To quote Gray Cook- First move well, then move often.
Being able to touch your toes is just one example of being able to move well. Make sure you can do it.
To help you on your way here’s one of the drills we use to clean up a clients toe touch.