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 […]
Kelly Starrett with another ankle range of motion and hip mobility WOD. This time he attacks the areas with some cheap bike inner tubes instead of fancy first world rubber bands. Ankle – 2-3 minutes band distracted ankle stretch (front / back), oscillate, press into corners calf on wall, press hip to wall (squeeze glutes), contract relax, […]
Kelley Starrett has a MWOD for your achilles tendon and gastrocnemius muscle. Tool: Barbell MWOD: Roll (side to side, back and forth) your heel on a barbell For more ankle related mobility WODs click [here]
Kelly Starrett on ankle mobility again. Important stuff if you’re into doing Olympic lifts. Tools: little box, rubber band, superfriend (optional) Time: 2 minutes, 40-50 reps each foot (front and back) Do the band distracted ankle stretch, with foot on the box and knee pointing outside. Have a friend control your foot placement and to keep it […]
Heel Spur X Ray Kelly Starrett shows us a Calcaneal spur (heel spur). It’s the result of the body’s amazing ability to adapt to compromised positions due to tight knees, tight anterior hip, missing ankle range of motion. Here is more info on how to treat and avoid heel spurs from coming back.
Mobility WOD never disappoints. Especially the latest two episodes are real eye openers for somebody with poor ankle range of motion (Dorsiflexion) like me. It is amazing what impact the skin sliding ability has on mobility. See Kelly Starrett transform an ankle from negative to positive ROM in no time. So here it was not […]