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Equipment needed: 1. Mobility Ball, Foam Roller or Kettle Bell. 2. Padded Mat (optional). We are going to increase your ankle dorsiflexion today! Today we are working on the flexibility, mobility, and stability of your ankles.
We have a full routine dedicated to your ankles. Ankle dorsiflexion is problematic for a lot of people. Ankle dorsiflexion is the same motion you would make when you take your foot off of the gas pedal. This motion is very important when squatting, running, walking, lunging, performing cleans, and a lot of other movements in life and in the gym.
We are starting off with a muscle/fascia release for your calf muscles, specifically your gastrocnemius and soleus. You can use any of the tools listed above. Just follow along using the same technique in the video. We are then moving on to end-range stretch isometrics. Remember to stretch out your ankle as much as possible before contracting your muscles. We are finishing up with an ankle activation movement. Keep this one slow and controlled.
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