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I think of the ball whack comparison to taking up the slack of my skin in the heel chord barbell scenario.  I literally have no extra skin to work with.  So when I ball whack my skin I feel nothing changing really.  Same with smashing my heel chord against the barbell.  When I say “hurt” I mean more like tender tissue pain — you know the pain cave.  I feel like as I go along with mobilization I know what normal tissue feels like.  I would say my heel chord feels normal, but when I go in the position of restriction such as down in a squat I have very very tight skin and hard muscle right around the ankle/heel.  It feels like there should be more sliding surface there to give me more room.  

I’ll have to say that every smashing type of exercise shown here has given me the horse eye, but the heel chord barbell smash has not.  It makes me think that I am some how missing something.