Posts Tagged ‘dorsiflexion’
Filed under: coaching, Running
Overreactions to Good Generalalities…Dorsiflexion
by Carson Boddicker on May 19th, 2010
Last week I wrote a bit about the overreaction to the "core stability" issue, today I'll talk a bit about the idea of dorsiflexing whilst running. For those who don't know what I'm talking about, this is in relation to the idea that many strength and conditioning coaches cue athletes to dorsiflex your ankle during sprinting. While it sounds nice and gives a coach a reason to stand there, does it even matter and if yes, why? A common answer...
Filed under: corrective exercise, Running, strength training
Dedicated Dorsiflexion Training
by Carson Boddicker on Mar 29th, 2010
While it's not an exercise with direct specificity to running or any sport in general (and while a host of factors will affect the type of stress the lower leg has to endure), what's your general take on a bit of direct dorsiflexion work with something like a D.A.R.D.? Great question, and I am going to include a small discussion of the use of focused dorsiflexion in a coming post with relation to some of my transition to barefoot running. I d...
Filed under: Testing and Evaluation
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 23rd, 2010
This weekend I drove myself down to Phoenix to talk shop with Don Miller and Patrick Ward and cover the finer points of evaluation and treatment of the foot and ankle complex. While I plan to share with you a lot of great points I picked up, I first wanted to share with you one topic that caused a bit of debate among the group--measuring dorsiflexion via goniometer. As it was consensus that we really don't care how strong the tibialis anteri...