Movement Podcast

Deep Squats and Stiff Ankles

March 25, 2021 Gray Cook and Dr. Lee Burton Season 3 Episode 28
Movement Podcast
Deep Squats and Stiff Ankles
Show Notes Chapter Markers

Your ankles and your feet.  Although they’re the foundation to so many different movements, the importance of a functional base can often get overlooked.

Today, the guys get into ankle injuries, deep squatting, and ideas to improve ankle mobility, 
We discuss balance beam work, the need to get past temporary fixes, and how the culture you are raised in can influence your mobility. 

And finally, we close the show with another Fireside Chat with Gray.
So let’s get going with today’s episode of the Movement Podcast -- powered by FMS.


Why Gray didn't become an athletic trainer?
How common ankle injuries are?
The importance of walking to ankle health
Glute activation
Journey to regain a deep squat
Awareness of stiff ankles
Deep squatting
What causes a stiff ankle?
Kraus Weber Test
Downward surface training
Ankle mobility is often not a singular problem
Balance beam work
Set baseline, do something different, check it