Today, I wanted to go through an Excellent Filler Exercise for the Ankle.
Filler Exercises are quick exercises that you can do between sets or your other major exercises in order to help overcome and prevent injury, improve your mobility, and improve the movement of your body.
Excellent Filler Exercise for the Ankle
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I am going to go through with this exercise that is excellent for the ankle. It uses a resistive band. I will get Donnalee to sit down on the floor, her one leg is straightened and the other one is bent. She’s going to grab the resistive band tubing and loop it around just above the arch of her foot. She’s pulling the tubing back and try to bend that ankle and then relaxing.
Filler Exercise for the Ankle
You might get a little bit of a light stretch in the calf area but what we are really trying to do is get that ankle moving. A lot of times with a lot of people, the ankle becomes stiff and tight just based upon on how we sleep and the kind of shoes we are wearing. We are not moving the ankle in that four ranges of motion.
With this ankle exercise, you will do 5 to 10 repetitions. We are not really looking for that stretch in the calf. We are looking at loosening up that ankle and getting more and more range of motion in that ankle as you are pulling it back and relaxing.
There you go. Give that filler exercise a go. It is something that you can slide in between your sets. Let say you are doing squat set. In between your squat set, instead of doing nothing or walking to the drinking fountain, you can lie down and work on your ankle mobility and range of motion. This will help you in improving your movement, improving your squat, overcoming injuries, and preventing injuries.
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