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Equipment needed: 1) Mobility ball or lacrosse ball. 2) Padded Mat. Today we are working on the flexibility, mobility, and stability of your ankles and upper back.
We are starting off with a muscle / fascia release and joint mobilization for the front of your ankle. This movement will improve your ankle dorsiflexion and plantar flexion, and is a great bang for the buck technique. Next we have an active stretch end-range stretch isometric for these muscles in the front of your ankle. Make sure to stretch out the front of your ankles as much as possible before starting your muscle contractions. These can be uncomfortable, this is normal. Next we have a movement that works on your shoulders, midsection core, and ankles. Focus on really kicking the tops of your feet down in to the ground. Last up we have a full spine stretch and activation movement called segmented cat camels. Focus on moving each individual vertebrae in your back, making a wave of motion up and then a wave of motion back down.
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