The ankle is probably one of the most ignored joints in the human body, especially in athletic performance. Poor ankle mobility affects everything up the kinetic chain. It can lead to knee, hip, lower back, and shoulder problems. It is important as a coach or athlete to earn the right squat, especially heavy weight. If you don’t have the right amount of dorsiflexion you will compensate and create improper and bad movement patterns.
Here are a few tips to help:
- Before performing the exercise in the video below make sure to do some soft tissue work and roll out your calves.
- Go through the range of motion keeping your heel pressed into the ground through the entire movement.