I’ve compiled a list of my Top 4 mobility movements that I do weekly. I have been working for months to develop a deeper squat. After spending almost 20 years in the military walking around in nothing but combat boots I have developed some pretty tight ankles. I also like to spend some quality time making sure my hips and glutes are flexible enough for squatting. Check out my favorite mobility movements below.
In addition to super tight quads, I have super tight ankles from spending almost 20 years in boots with an elevated heel. This stretch focuses more on my achilles tendon of my front leg and to a lesser extent my trail leg hip flexor and quad.
Lizard is a nice overall hip opener and complements the Low Dragon position.
Bottom of the Squat
In order to loosen up my ankles and hips I’ll hang out in the bottom of a squat with a weighted counterbalance, in this case, a kettlebell. I’ll hold this position for as long as it feels comfortable, continuing to work toward my goal of 10 minutes.
Couch is a deeper quad and hip flexor stretch than High Dragon, again, to undo the damage of sitting in a chair. I try to settle into this for 2 minutes on each leg most days after my training sessions.
Take a look at the video as I take you through my Top 4 Mobility Movements
Sarah Skedsvold is a coach at CrossFit Icehouse. She’s committed to turning workouts into play and bolstering CrossFit Icehouse’s charge to “Build Everyday Athletes”. In her spare time she is in a constant search the absolutely perfect personal planner and calendar.