ankle problems causing asymmetry
I imagine you are bored of asymmetry questions, but this one is a bit different. We have talked about squat asymmetry as a result of not the knees out symmetrically, and by having a short leg. How about having an unstable ankle?
One of my ankles seems to be weak. I have difficulty balancing on this one versus the other, and it seems to be more mobile in terms of supination than it is in pronation. I've been largely neglecting the exercises my PT suggested, just doing them here and there.
What would you reccomend in this situation?
Thank you for your time, and for any advice.
I think that pushing the prowler or pulling the sled provides all the ankle/calf work you can use. I also think that unless there is a measured asymmetry, your ankle won't cause that much trouble because it just doesn't move that much. Frozen is a problem, "weak" doesn't actually describe a joint.
Okay, thank you.
I've been contemplating a prowler, and think this might be enough to convince me to get one this summer.
I'll be doing SS though, so will the programming be disrupted?
My plan is to add it on Saturdays only (standard MWF SS layout) and start rather light. Eventually, workload would be increased to moderate. I don't expect any sort of measureable linear gains as I would on the barbell - just conditioning and calf work.
Does this seem logical?
As an aside, I have farmers handles, and am wondering: would the farmers walk be good calf work before I pick up a prowler?
The Farmer's Walk is typically considered to be more grip than calf.