It’s not as if I don’t mobilize daily, but I’m kicking the pain up a notch.
I’ve said it before, but my ankles, calfs and hips are so much tighter than the rest of my body and they hurt!!
I started out with 10 minutes of mashing my things (5 mins on each).
Take an empty barbell and sit flat on the ground. Place the notch at the end of the barbell on your thigh and start rolling back and forth until you find a nice “crunchy” spot. Try not to whimper or scream.
It looks like this:
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It’s likely going to be pretty painful at first but remember to breathe and keep at it 5 minutes each leg.
Next, I went into some ankle stretches by wrapping a band around a pole about waist height then wrapping it around my butt and getting into a squat position. If any of you have issue with your squats you must try this.
Take a look at this video put together by Mobility WOD. This is the stretch I was doing.
I did this for for 5 minutes on each ankle.
Overall, it wasn’t too bad. I don’t feel much more mobil but it’s a long road ahead towards “the perfect squat.”