BUILDING STRENGTH IN DORSIFLEXION
Ankle mobility seems to be one of those things that takes forever to build any real progress on. One reason for that is because we largely just treat the ankle passively. In most of our training movements, we don't actively pull ourselves into dorsiflexion. We go into is passively.
What that can lead to is being fairly weak in our end ranges. So our bodies have no idea how to actively pull our ankle up into active dorsiflexion.
That's where this comes in. I use this drill as a follow up to any type of calf stretching as a way to strengthen end range dorsiflexion. By strengthening the end ranges of motion, we give our bodies a reason to hang onto it. So try following up your stretching with some active work and you'll be very happy with the results.
Tag a friend with stiff ankles and share the wealth!