Ankle Mobility Drills

Stiff ankles. As a physical therapist, I hear about this problem all the time. Patients come in with complaints like “I can’t squat below parallel because of my ankles” or “If only I had more ankle mobility, I could finally nail that pistol squat!” Decreased ankle mobility is a common theme, especially among women. Fortunately,…

Barefoot Training

Okay, this move sometimes confuses people. If you are wearing lifting shoes or shoes with a high heel, you can more easily get lower in your squat. If this is true, is it also true that wearing these shoes can actually limit your range? As I said before, it comes down to muscle imbalance. We…