Monday, July 30, 2012

Day 30- Ankle Circles with Toes Spread while Laying Supine

This exercise is intended to increase the endurance in the intrinsic muscles of the foot while moving the ankle in different planes of motion.

To do this exercise you will need a mat.  You will begin by lying on your back and lifting one leg into the air.  First spread your toes apart, and then begin circling your ankle while maintaining as much distance as possible between your toes.  Let your body feel the stretch throughout the different tendons and ligaments that wrap around the ankle

What to watch for:
Be sure to have ease in your head, neck, and shoulders.  Maintain a long axis in the spine.
Notice that during different parts of the circle it may be harder to keep your toes spread apart.

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