Kelly Starrett works ankle mobility. Nothing fancy, just camping out in good position (not letting the arch collapse and knees come in). This pretty much describes my ankle issues.Too tight to let me reach proper squat depth without elevated heels (on plates or oly shoes). If there only was such a thing as Achilles tendon implants / enlargement. I would get that.
Charles Poliquin posted something about low squatting a.k.a. squatting. Because if it ain’t low it’s not a squat. In tip 3 he suggests using the calf raise machines (seated & standing) to get a maximum stretch. Standing Calf Raise Machine, 3-5 rounds with knees locked (to stretch the soleus and the gastrocnemius) lower your heels as low as […]
Here is your daile dose of Kelly Starrett. This time a snippet from a CrossFit Movement and Mobility Semininar. He shows a three-part movement drill designed to assess hip mobility. Complete video here. h
It’s one of those days again. I have been beating my body pretty good for the last months. So it’s time for yoga rest day. Check out the HolmTV YouTube Channel for narrated yoga routine videos.
California Strength owner and coach, David Spitz, goes through coaching points and lower body stretches for a Full Depth Squat (ATG). And for good measure Max Aita shows how it is done with 300 kg (660 pounds). Positions: for high bar back squat vertical posture throughout the movement hips like a bucket of water, no tilting forward , keep it leveled […]
Jami Tikkanen has some foot / ankle mobility exercises for your warm-ups.
Easy answer … hot chicks in yoga pants. What’s even better? Hot chicks in underwear. Here is Briohny Smyth doing her thing. If you are looking for a complete Yoga routine check out this one from P90X. And on that note: How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body
Here is a 90 minute video playlist of Jump Stretch founder Dick Hartzell. Here are some Jump Stretch rubber band stretching routines. via Flex Bands for Sports: I especially like this squat band stretch. Go to Dave Draper’s site for more info.
This is worth a bookmark. Athletes Treating Athletes is a great resource for all your soft tissue needs. If the daily grind has taken its toll and caused some overuse injuries this site will be of value for you. It offers detailed explanations of Self muscle massage, active muscle/tendon mobilizations, and joint mobilization techniques to restore […]