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Ali, Its been doing great. Again thanks for the advice.
Which voodoo band is better for ankles and all around use. That voodoo x band looks like it might not wrap as well as the black voodoo band.
Thanks Ali, Tried that out today and I cannot keep my shoulders near the mat while going across the body. Pulls the entire back off the mat to get my foot over. I think its my hips and not an ankle as this thread was following.:0) Thanks again10/11/2013 at 1:49 am in reply to: Toes Forward + Knees Out Squatting and Long-term Knee Health #72967
When trying to externally rotate is it normal to have a great feeling of that freakish torque in the knee? Should that only be felt in the hip?
Katlin, I have to really work to get chest to femur. Probably missing end of range hip flexion. I think its junky ankles due to all the sprains but I couldn’t tell you how much ankle flexion is missing. How do I get to the Daily rx? pro?
Sounds like a similar problem. I can barley keep up straight while going into a squat. Like you said torso gets thrown forward. I can barley manage 30 seconds in a couch stretch with the left leg back. With the right leg back its no problem. And the falling back sounds exactly the same because without weight to balance myself it just roll back. Feels like I cant get my pelvis forward or my ankle to bend more to balance. Ill have to work on the hips and calves like crazy. I have done some, which I thought was enough but it sounds like you have experience with this. Thanks Ali
Feet are straight and screwed in to the ground. butt is on, shoulders back and belly tight. Then i descend. Ankle rom is hard to tell for myself. Dorsiflexion is about 30 degrees. Plantarflexion is about 60 degress from a neutral foot. I don’t think I have tight heel cords I can put my achilles on a bar with body weight pressure and I dont come close to a pain cave. Feels great to tack and floss all the way across the entire area.If I front squat or hold weight about 25 lbs. in front of me feet stay flat. But when i left go of the weight i roll backward. Maybe its not ROM related. perhapse motor control. Just another thought that I have tried exploring. Very lost unfortunately.
All of those were great for ankle rom work Kaitlin. Thanks. That saved me a lot of leg work hunting all that great stuff down. I had a question for you. If you perform squats and you seem to be able to keep form to just past the 90 degree mark but then have to lift your ankles, what may be the problem? I have been working tirelessly on my hips and everything downstream in order to keep my feet on the ground to reach the bottom of butt to ankle range. its gotten a bit better but there is something that forces my heel off the ground. I can sit at the bottom of a squat no weight on the ball of my feet just fine but that’s not what I’m after. My guess is ankle problems, due to massive a repeated sprains (soccer player).
Thanks for the alternatives Kaitlin.
So go for shoes that are basically as flat as possible. I would love to get some FiveFingers but I can usually afford one pair of shoes a year so those kinds of shoes don’t necessarily “fit” in for normal wear.Any athletic shoes that fit the bill?Thanks for the suggestions.