Ankle mobility (more exercises here) is something that everyone can improve on and it can help improve your game so much. This simple exercise is something I do even when watching instructors show technique (when they allow us to sit). Ever since I broke my ankle in a full 180 degree turn I just haven’t been the same. Defending FOOT LOCKs is something I couldn’t do due the tightness in the ligaments. This simple exercise helped me get back on my feet and gave me a spring in my step when doing standing takedowns, and now I’m back to defending foot locks like a black belt should be able to.
For more exercises to help you with your grappling click the link below:
Key area’s of focus:
- Massaging your feet with your knuckles just feels good do it.
- Only lift your knees as high as you want
- The range of motion gets better the more you do it not the more you challenge yourself while you’re doing it (although doing both helps)