Rugby Strength Show #11 – Warming Up the Ankle & Foot for Football

Football!? Yep, we’re here to help ALL athletes benefit from this show! Plus let’s face it, football (soccer) is the most popular sport in the world after all!

 

Today’s episode is an answer to the following question from a viewer:

 

What warm-up drills can you do for football?

 

The problem is that because football and rugby have been around for over 100 years, the practices and training methods used are, quite literally, outdated. So as much as I could give you some fancy warm-up drills to do, you’ll inevitably be doing leg swings and a quick jog round the pitch when you train with your team!

 

With this in mind I’ve put together a simple routine to do BEFORE you go and train, ideally you’d do this DAILY to develop high quality soft tissue and ankle joint integrity:

 

 

 

Here's the routine:

1. Passive ankle turns: 1 set of 50 turns clockwise and anti-clockwise

2. Ankle self mob: 2 sets of 15 reps each side

3. Ball roll shin: 1 set of 60 secs per shin

 

That’s the show for today, shoot me a question at rawstrengthgym@gmail.com if you’d like to gain some knowledge!

 

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Anthony