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I have Kelly’s book and I am a pro member, but I need all the help I can get on my new journey as I am very much a padawan.
So for the past 42 years I have walked like a duck. Full fledged quackery. In return for this, I can also put my feet behind my head and turn my feet backwards. What I can’t do is squat! Or touch my toes! I look like an old woman when I reach for my toes and I literally get stuck half way down in my squat.
So my goal is to squat without duck feet and loosen up my hamstrings to unleash the flexibility within! What I have done is started walking with my feet straight – and wow, does it ache! The outer sides end up tingling half way through the day. I use a lacrosse ball and yoga tune up ball on each foot for about 30 minutes total a day (or else I can’t walk!). I also use them on my ankles. I have a rumble roller to use on my IT band and I do that about every third day. I have bands but I can’t figure out what to attach them to in my house as I don’t have any heavy workout equipment.
So any ideas, suggestions, anything on how to limber up these ankles and hamstrings? Thank you!!
This is an episode that shows a way to anchor
Episode 324: Niger/Mobilizing In Hot, Dry, Sketchy Locales/Programming # 3
There are several episodes that address the Hamstring. Do a search to find the most appropriate ones for what you are experiencing.
High Hamstring Gnar, Trigger Points, and Up Stream/Down Stream
Super Sumo Groin Mob
Athlete’s ROM: Full Posterior Chain- Are You Dysnormal?
Episode 354: Make Your Own Super Floss/High Hamstring & Hip Gnar Gnar
Episode 302: High Hamstring Tear
Episode 272: TJ Murphy Edition and Hamstring Stiffness
Episode 184: Olympian Disco Pain Ball +Hamstrings
You can hook the bands around a doorknob and then pull the door closed and use that as your anchor. Stair rails can work if they are sturdy (just use the bit at the bottom of the stairs 😉 ). Posts outside on a deck work too, as do trees if you are not shy. Last resort, get a superfriend to hold the other end of your band.