Bill Hartman shows some Cuboid mobilization to increase dorsiflexion. Of course, the good ol’ lacrosse ball can get the job done as well.
Justin made a great video recapping lots of Kelly Starrett’s mobility drills. He made the video specifically for a female athlete, who has trouble with her knees tracking inside of her toes when squatting. But I think everyone of us will find something to take away from the video. He works top to bottom from [...]
Update: After watching this, check out Part 2 for a MWOD with half a lacrosse ball. Kelly Starrett showing you how to get that bit more dorsiflexion. Tool: compression band You may remember these compression straps from the Donnie Thompson Shoulder Fix MOWD 205 or from the knee MWOD here (They use the PT Strength Strips from jumpstretch.com). Not sure [...]
After showing the Upper Body Stretches for Olympic Weightlifting Glenn Pendlay also has some Flexibility Exercises for the Lower Body in Olympic Weightlifting. Elbows Against Knees Hip Stretch Assisted Squat Flexibility Exercise Update: Added YouTube video below. These are hip and ankle mobilty exercises specifically for the catch position in the Olympic lifts, but also for front and back squats. squat [...]
Charles Poliquin on increasing ankle range of motion for squats. When you are selecting exercises to stretch the lower legs, consider that there are two major calf muscles, the gastrocnemius and the soleus. Both muscles have a common insertion at the Achilles tendon, which attaches to the calcaneus, or heel bone. With exercises in which [...]