👉🏼You owe yourself a strong set of ankles. ——
🧠 Much like training any other system, spending time in newly accessed stimulus drives adaptation to the imposed demand. In this case, I access new ankle range of motion through weighted CARs utilizing a @sorinex
Center Mass Bell and a band from the homies @westsidebarbell
From there, I go into my end range of dorsiflexion by shooting my knee over my toes as far as possible. If you notice in the video, as I work through my breath, I sink deeper and deeper into the range. Holding at this end range on the @sanddunestepper
, I train a bit more of the soft-tissue of the ankle as the micro-movements stimulate normally untapped fibers of the foot and ankle complex. A few holds, and your done. No need to burn it down. Just simply do this kind of work with a high frequency. ——
👣None of this inherently reduces injury risk, but when you add another layer of movement variability, you give your self more opportunities to fail safely with physical activity. An extra 10lbs here, and an extra 5 degrees of motion there, goes a long, long way in terms of building a robust system. Give yourself a bit of love in the form of ankle gains today.