Good ankle mobility is vital for a good squat position.
Good ankle mobility is vital for a good squat position. It’s also vital for good general musculoskeletal health. It’s the foundation of every other movement we do (other than handstands maybe!). We tend to have chronically shorten calf muscles, particularly the soleus muscle in the base of the calf. The stretch targets both soleus and the ‘squat facet’ mentioned in my last post. Push your heel into the ground whilst rocking your weight over your foot. Once in a maximum stretch, push your toes into the ground to move yourself back. You should stretch to a point that is moderately uncomfortable to achieve changes. Do this every day in combination with your squat practice to speed up the development of your squat.