Dryland Tip: Three Minutes Rolling On a Ball Can Help Improve Ankle Flexion!

Photo Courtesy: SwimmingWorld.TV/G. John Mullen

SANTA CLARA, California, July 7. ANKLE and toe flexion are key elements in superb swimming performance, allowing the swimmer to execute a perfect streamline and kick strongly. But for many swimmers, tight muscles can hamper the ability to point the toes and have good ankle flexibility.

If you lack ankle range of motion, try this self-myofascial release (SMR) exercise, and if you need more tips, check out Mobility for Swimmers.

Watch more dryland tips from G. John Mullen on SwimmingWorld.TV!

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Author: Jeff Commings

Jeff Commings is the host of several shows on SwimmingWorld.TV, including "The Morning Swim Show," which features interviews with people making headlines in aquatic sports. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism and was a nine-time NCAA All-American.

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