crossfit Mobility problems

8 Common Mobility Problems (and Helpful Ways to Fix Them)

These common issues affect many Crossfitters. If you want to improve your mobility and range of motion then add these drills into your training.

4. ALLEVIATING TIGHT ANKLES

Think about all the movements which are directly and indirectly influenced by tight ankles. By improving your ankle mobility, you are increasing the range of motion for your:

  • Squat
  • Clean
  • Snatch
  • Deadlift
  • Boxjump
  • Wallball

To see why ankle mobility has such an important role, it’s necessary to firstly understand dorsiflexion.

DORSIFLEXION

The ankle is a hinge joint. So it mainly consists of two movements:

  1. Down, the plantar flexion, like you want to step on your tiptoes.
  2. And up, the dorsiflexion, like you want to stretch your tiptoes up to your knee.

ankle mobility movement

Try these tips to help alleviate tight ankles.

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