Getting started in CrossFit or Weightlifting, the first thing we all learn is that we suck at squatting. This can be for a myriad of reasons, but one of the most common is that our ankles don’t offer the flexibility to get into a full depth squat. This can be due to a short achilles (heel cord), facilitated (tight) calf muscles or, as I show in the video, adhesions in the ankle (tarsal) joints.
This video updates traditional lower leg stretching by engaging the antagonist muscle group, adding knee flexion and demonstrating a banded ankle joint mobilization technique. Don’t forget to check out part 1 of fixing your squat by addressing thoracic extension!
Yours in Health,