The ankle joint bears a lot of weight during the squat so it’s important that it is strong and flexible. Use this mobility exercise to warm up the joint before beginning squatting and to help you distribute your weight evenly through your feet while in a squat.
Equipment needed: Small weighted Pilates ball or squashy toy ball
- Stand with your weight on your right foot
- Place the ball under the toes of your left foot
- Press down gently on the ball and roll from toe to heel and back to toe
- Now, applying more pressure without causing discomfort, roll the ball from the ball of your foot to the heel and back
- Repeat on other side