Category Archives for ankle

Why Do Stiff Ankles Cause “Knee In” or “Toe Out” During the Squat?

Hey guys, quick tip today.  I think most people understand that having poor ankle dorsiflexion motion can hinder their ability to hit a deep squat, particularly an overhead squat.  What I don’t

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Which Ankle Mobility Drill is Best for Me?

https://youtu.be/auR8avcD1m4 Some time back I came out with this video showing an easy assessment for ankle mobility.  Ankle mobility is essential for technique during deep squats, pistols, lunge and

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Lost Keys to a Deep Squat – Assessing Ankle Dorsiflexion

As you guys are all probably aware of by now, having adequate ankle flexibility is important for achieving a deep squat.  What is important is being able to distinguish between whether you actually have

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Assessing and Correcting Tibial Internal Rotation – Improve Your Deep Squat

We all know the importance of hip and ankle mobility for deep squatting.  What most people don’t know about is the importance of adequate tibial internal rotation. Say what? Ya, I was confused at

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The Best Kept Secret in Injury Prevention: Joint By Joint Approach for Crossfit – Part 1

The human body is complex.  Assessment, corrective exercise and injury prevention is also tricky.  If we’re new to the game, how can we begin to figure out our deficits and address them?  If

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Ankle Mobility: A Small Twist to Make An Already Effective Exercise Better

Alright so we’ve all heard of the benefits of improving ankle mobility: Deeper, improved position in squats and pistols Improved tracking of the patella and knee position during movement Better

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Knee Pain: Understanding the Foot and Hip’s role in Knee Pain – Part 1

When compared to other areas of the body, the knee joint is a fairly simple joint.  It’s for the most part a hinge joint, like the hinges on your door.  Understanding all of the movements that

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