INCREASE ANKLE DORSIFLECTION
This banded mobilization is a great way to increase ankle dorsiflexion, a movement pivotal for effective, full-depth squatting. By performing this with the foot elevated on the box, we can ensure a proper line of mobilization, with the band being directly applied to the talus, as well as allowing us to really add some bodyweight force too. The band applies a posterior force on the talus to allow the tibia to glide anteriorly to increase dorsiflexion.
This a great exercise for those who get a “pinching” sensation in the front of their ankle during squats!