Ankle Plantar Flexion Stretch

 
 

Setup

 
 

Muscles

Process

Step 1: Bring the down leg into a bent position with the sole of the foot parallel to the active leg. Set the active leg on top of the inside of the down foot. The active leg must stay rigid throughout the entire movement.

Step 2: Anchor the Link™ in front of the foot with the Link™ crossed and coming over the top of the foot near the toe. Position the body as to create resistance pulling the toe down and away from the body.

Step 3: Pull the toe towards the body and against the Link™ pressure as far as possible. Hold for 1 count.


Tips

To ensure the active leg is rigid throughout the entire movement, squeeze the glute and the quad. Hold the stretch position for 30 seconds so the Link™ can take up slack as the muscle relaxes and allows for further mobility. Ensure that the Link™ is pulling from the top of the foot for maximum effect.