Thursday, October 28, 2010

In the Sung Dynasty, about 1100 AD, a fashion started at the emperor’s court for women to bind their feet. Women thought that to be beautiful they needed little tiny feet, only about three inches long. They got these tiny feet by wrapping tight bandages around the feet of little girls, about five or six years old.

The bandages were so tight they broke the girls’ toes and bent them underneath their feet and then they had to walk on them like that. The girls spent most of their time crying for two or three years and then the feet stopped hurting so much. Women with bound feet couldn’t walk very well at all, and when they had to work in the fields often they would crawl. Some of the earliest versions of the story of Cinderella come from Sung Dynasty China. In these versions, the point of the story is that the Prince loves Cinderella because she has the smallest feet of any girl in the kingdom, so the slipper will only fit her.



Front squat 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps

Rest as needed, then work on a weakness movement for 10 minutes.

Front squats……. weight in the heels, good strong back, belly tight, solid rack position, bar back onto your fingertips, knees tracking over the feet, keep those elbows UP, full depth, drive those knees OUT!

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