In last weeks #ThursdayTherapy we looked at the difference ankle strength and stability can make to your running performance. Here are some top ways to improve your stability and strength….
Basic ankle stability exercises with Head Coach Kim and client Karen
Plan 1-2, 20mins leg strengthening sessions through your training week using a range of functional exercises including multidirectional lunges, moving squats, calve raises & Gluteal bridges.
Check your foot health… EP Therapist Gail recommends this video link for those currently training or starting to train for running events. It gives 3 self assessment tests and how to manage the results to improve the biomechanics and proprioception of the foot and ankle.
Here is a video from Head Coach Kim using a Bosu for more advanced exercises…. improve your balance, ankle stability and core strength. Great for running performance, activating gluts and reducing risk of injury.
And lastly make time for quality stretching, foam rolling & sports massage. The key to preventing any niggles becoming problems, and improving your performance. Tight, tired muscles will not give great long term results.
Big Support Kim and The Team x
PS. Anything you’re not sure of, or if you’ve signed up for a race and would some advice and support, pop a comment below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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