Purpose: To demonstrate 3 simple exercises to improve ankle mobility, a largely neglected and tightened muscle complex in many athletes.
How it works: Stretch the calf using the wall, progressively pressing the foot closer against the wall as the ankle extends. Release knots by resting the calf against a barbell, utilizing a range of motions to increases ankle flexibility. The banded squat gently allows the calf’s surrounding muscles to lengthen.
Requirements: A wall, a barbell, a band