Today we will be teaching you 3 great ways you can stretch and increase mobility in your ankle. Ankle mobility is very important as our ankles are the foundation of our body, and poor function at the bottom can result in more problems above. Try these 3 stretches that can be done almost anywhere and only takes a few minutes!
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An often overlooked muscle that contributes to overall knee function is the anterior tibialis. Located on our shins, this small muscle is primarily responsible for dorsiflexion and inversion of the ankle. You've heard the expression that the ankle bone is connected to the knee bone right? Well, if the ankle isn't moving well, it can impact the knee.
Many people suffer from knee pain, shin splints, jumpers knee, etc the list goes on and on. A backwards sled pull can help tremendously to work this muscle as well as provide your knees and quads with a low-impact exercise that increases blood flow. They do say 100 steps backwards is like 1000 forward, so why not give it a try! Anyone can perform this exercise, it is amazing for a warm-up as well as for athletes no matter the sport. You can start with just the sled and progress to adding weight.
Shoulder issues and discomfort are incredibly common, and if not addressed can lead to much larger injuries that will prevent you from a lot of upper body training. These injuries are most commonly coming from your rotator cuff muscles: supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis. Today, we'll be showing you some great ways to train and warm up these muscles. Give them a try and start implementing them into your routine to bulletproof your shoulders!
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