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 […]
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Jami Tikkanen has some foot / ankle mobility exercises for your warm-ups.
Greg Everett answers a question about Flexibility for Overhead Squats. First, overhead squat all day every day, even if it’s ugly and shallow. Fight to achieve the correct position and sit in as far as you can in that correct position, hold for a few seconds, then reach a bit further even if you feel […]
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]
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.