Rich-Froning
Source: CrossFit Inc

7 Exercises to Improve Squat Mobility for Crossfitters

From hip opening routines to increasing ankle flexibility, these 7 exercises will help you identify weaknesses, mobilise properly and add weight to your squat PR.

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!

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