The No-Sweat Way to Build More Lower-Body Strength
Sure, mobility drills are boring, but they improve your range of motion, help you lift more weight, harness more power, and decrease your risk of injury, says Sean De Wispelaere, an expert trainer for musclemorphosis.com.
And one of the least-mobile areas on men are the ankles. "Lack of ankle flexibility can cause unstable foundations in your squat and lunge patterns that can limit the amount of weight you can lift in each exercise," he says. It can also inhibit your jumping, hopping, and cutting on the court or the field.
The simple fix: Ankle mobility drills. This super-simple movement can be worked into your warmup to help increase the mobility and flexibility of your ankles so you can perform better.
Watch the video to learn how to do it.