This Exercise aims to improve Ankle Mobility.
Equipment Needed: a thick power band and an anchor point
This is great for anyone with pain or stiffness at the front of the ankle during running or squatting, or if you are returning from an ankle injury.
- Place the power band at the front of your ankle as low as possible the the joint line – aiming for underneath the malleolus (ankle bones)
- Move down to a lunge position with the band around your front ankle
- Apply some weight down through your knee / shin as you shift forward over the front ankle
- The band will create force backwards against your movement forwards
You know you are doing this correctly if you feel a stretch at the back of your ankle / Achilles and pressure on the front of the ankle joint