There are a few different ways to improve your ankle mobility using a variety of tools. From foam rolling to band mobilisations. In todays article we will provide you with the tools and methods to get cracking on improving your ankle mobility.
Using a foam roller, roll up and down the whole length of the muscle. If you find a particularly tender spot, sit on that area for 10 seconds then move on and repeat.
Bands are a fantastic mobilisation tool for your ankles because the rubber material of the band is elastic and strong enough to affect the tough joint-capsules.
Soft Tissue Stretching
Once foam rolling is complete, stretching the muscles is the next step to addressing soft tissue restrictions. The heel drop stretch is a good go-to in order to make some quick improvements. Before starting your workout, using this stretch after foam rolling is a great way to decrease any amount of stiffness in the lower leg. Perform the stretch for 45 seconds to 1 minute each leg.
Try these movements out prior to the next time you squat to see if you see any improvements!!