Welcome back! Today is all about your hips and ankles, but you may not know, it’s all about your knees as well. Your key to having resilient, pain free knees that are ready for everything is to make sure your hips and ankles have amazing mobility. When either your hips and/or ankles don’t move well, they will cause your knees to compensate, which will then cause wear and tear on your knees, eventually leading to pain and injury. To stop or prevent this cycle, you need to optimize your hip and ankle mobility, just like we are doing today. have fun!
Equipment needed: 1. Padded Mat. A shortie, but a goodie today! Today is all about end-range stretch activation for your hip flexors and front of your ankles. Your hips and ankles will be fully activated by the end of this routine. We are working on the flexibility, mobility, and stability of your hips and ankles.
We are starting off with an end-range stretch activation technique for the front of your ankles and then moving on to a similar position for the front of your hips. In both of these positions focus on feeling your muscles contract and activate them while they are being stretched out. Focus on driving your back leg into the ground while your front leg stays nice and stable for support. These positions can be very challenging balance wise. Hold on to a chair, or wall if you are having difficulty balancing.
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