I'm sorry, I lied.
Last week, I mentioned that I would cover the concepts of PAILs/RAILs with today's installment of Move Better Monday. While I think this is a topic that's super important (which I definitely will discuss next Monday), my favorite way to teach PAILs/RAILs is through the usage of ankle dorsiflexion drills.
This week, I'd like to touch on two quick CARs variations that target the ankle, allowing you to assess your range of motion limitations at arguably the most important and overlooked joint in the body.
If you've ever injured your ankle, there's a pretty good chance that a mobility restriction is still present today. I don't care whether you rolled your ankle 20 years ago, there's a good chance that optimal range of motion was never restored. High heels and desk jobs are also culprits to our range of motion, due to the lack of dorsiflexion present in both environments.
Tune in next Monday, where I'll break down ankle dorsiflexion PAILs/RAILs in half-kneeling, and combat base, allowing you to take your squatting capabilities to the next level.