The 2 Minute Fix: Ankle Mobility

2minfix-sq-ankleThis post is part of a new series I’m calling “The 2 Minute Fix” which will be short videos to teach people easy self-care solutions to common movement faults.

The Problem
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.

The Fix
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,

Dr. Scott

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