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 an ankle flexibility problem or not. Lucky for us this can be done with an easy assessment:
Passed but still can’t squat? You can be reasonably sure that ankle mobility isn’t the issue. How about if you failed? Here are some of my favorite exercises to address that:
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