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09/19/2020 at 8:33 am #228407GKerr33Participant
I have been working with my ankles for what feels like a long time and have already come a long way. History of ankle sprains from years playing basketball. When standing, I can drive my knee far past my toe with my heel on the ground and arch remaining intact. From this, I know that my joint is capable of that degree of range. When I squat, however, my knees do not track nearly as far past my toes and I can not reach the range that I can when standing even by trying to press an individual knee forward. It does help when adding a weight to a knee to increase the range, so again, I know the range is possible.
Any idea what the inhibiting factor can be? If I can crack that code, it would make an enormous difference in my squat and olympic lifting.
09/29/2020 at 6:42 pm #233340Kaitlin LyonsModerator
Good to hear of the improvements with your ankle range of motion.
It may not be an ankle problem could originate at the hip
Squat Quick Test: Is it Tight Ankles or Tight Hips? | Community Video
09/30/2020 at 5:03 am #233506GKerr33Participant
Thank you for the willingness to help.
After watching the video and doing that test, I can be sure it is the ankle that has the limitations. The video got me thinking a bit more and another way I can explain it is that there is a difference between the passive range of motion by use of some sort of external load – And the active range of motion that can be used when trying to access the range of motion without any external load.
Hope that sparks and idea from someone on what it could be. Thanks.
10/01/2020 at 10:42 am #234038Kaitlin LyonsModerator
Have you done the squat and pistol archetype assessments?
Have you checked this series out?
Roop & Jami’s Excellent Foot & Ankle Adventure | Part I
Roop & Jami’s Excellent Foot & Ankle Adventure | Part II
Roop & Jami’s Excellent Foot & Ankle Adventure | Part III
Roop & Jami’s Excellent Foot & Ankle Adventure | Part IV
Roop & Jami’s Excellent Foot & Ankle Adventure | Part V
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