Here is a slight modification to the well known Barbell Ankle Stretch. Great stretch, if you can get get in the start position. Note: His feet are together. By doing this you create some external rotation in the ankles, thus preventing the arches from collapsing. For everyone asking how to stretch the ankles, here. The […]
Bryce Lewis put together a video with some ankle mobility exercises he likes. shift weight onto one foot when sitting in a rubber band supported squat Compression Band Ankle Voodoo Floss Check out more Mobility Drills on Mobility 101
Turns out I am not the only one with super poor ankle flexibility. Look at the heels in this photo below of Su Dajin. Thanks to Kari Kinnunen a.k.a. Wonderlifter for letting me post it here. That looks like it’s about the same heel elevation I need at the moment (I squat with oly shoes + […]
In his war on collapsed arches Kelly Starrett has a case study of bad ankle mobility. See why it is important to screw your feet into the ground to create an arch in your foot.
Kelly Starrett has a quick ankle ROM test. From a squat position, can you go into a pistol position? NorCal CrossFit has a video recapping the basic ankle mobility drills we have learned from Kelly Starrett. work on plantar fascia with Lacrosse Ball tack and strech Achilles tendon area / calf on barbell ankle distraction with rubber […]
Bill Hartman shows some Cuboid mobilization to increase dorsiflexion. Of course, the good ol’ lacrosse ball can get the job done as well.
Here is Dmitry Klokov stretching his Tibialis anterior muscle together with all the little muscles in the feet. Similar to the stretches Kevin Cornell showed us. You can see Dmitry’s complete warm-up routine here. Check out more drills on Mobility 101 for more. Thanks to Emilia for letting me post the photo. Update: Video of the stretch / Warm up (at 2:03)
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 […]
The CrossFit Mobility Trio is at it again for workout 12.3. Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 18 minutes of: 15 Box jumps (M 24″ box / F 20″ box)12 Push press (M 115 lb / F 75 lb)9 Toes-to-bar Kelly Starrett’s take Jami Tikkanen Carl Paoli