The angle joint is very important and we use it during most of our daily movements. Runners and other athletes stress this joint very intensive by running where the multiple of our body weight rests on our legs. Especially weight lifter needs a mobility in their angle joint for a deep squat. A few lifters, who aren’t able to go into a deep squat (due to less mobility) force its body to that position by pushing the body in that position with additional weight on the bar. However, each athlete should be able to go in each position that he needs with external force. Do not do the same mistake like others and integrate mobility exercise in your weekly training program.
How to do it? Starting Position
You are in a comfortable standing position
Move one foot back and put your instep on the floor
Pull your foot slowly against the resistance
You should feel a short pull in your instep
Hold the position for about 15-20 (or longer) seconds and repeat it with the other leg
Floorball goalies do not stress the instep in a way like a runner is doing it. Most of the time, we are on the knees and have not our complete body weight on our feet. However, the mobility of our instep is very important for our push – and pull movement and knee steps. Try it out and tell us your experience.