Back to it with those lower legs, finishing up with one of my favourite exercises for inner thigh, hip & ankle mobility.
Today we focus on the lower leg. A reminder to practice mindfulness throughout your mobility work, really focusing on the task at hand – I understand it’s easy for the mind to wander when in some of those deeper stretches, but once you’ve noticed that that has happened- breathe into it and bring the focus back.
We’ve all heard it… “Stamp louder.” “Stamp with more turnout”. But how? Allow Coach Fran to help you.
Delighted to be covering this Irish dance skill.. We can often see on dancers that leg extending out to glide can turn in from time to time.. Learn how to mobilise and strengthen the muscles involved to prevent this happening and improve this skill overall x
Last one.. A single leg anterior reach. Putting our new range and strength into a functional movement. Screen shot the end of this video for a reminder of the sets and repetitions to do of each exercise.
Working on our end range strength in dorsi flexion.. Now we have the range of motion we must work on being strong and stable in the new range.
Grab a band and a small step for this one as we continue with some banded dorsi flexion mobilisation.
We start with Active Self Myofascial release for the calves and achilles area, to help with the tissue pliability around this lower leg area, ultimately helping you to get deeper into dorsi flexion.
Video 2. Ankle mobility assessment. You’ll need a wall.. Also grab your notebook and let’s take some notes.
Welcome to a new ankle mobility 15 session (broken up into separate videos). Please watch each video and follow along x