All month long we have been giving you exercises and stretches to help you jump. In this final week, grab your jumprope (or use an imaginary one) and follow along as we get jumping and release your tired calves with this easy mobilization.
This week, we are releasing our feet to help keep them moving well as we increase our jumping. We are also adding some lower leg strength and balance with a version of a squat. Try them out.
This week, we are taking care of our ankles with a dynamic ankle stretch and then we are going to put those side-to-side swings we did last week to some use with some lateral hopping.
Jumping requires us to stay balanced as we move up and down. These 2 exercises help us strengthen the ankles and hips so that we are less likely to collapse when jumping.
This month we will be working on exercises that help with jumping and other dynamic movement. To start off, let’s open up our hips in an active way and the use a variation on a bridge to help engage the posterior chain of the body.