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Discussion: Thanks...

in: acjospe; acjospe > 2017-11-30

Nov 30, 2017 3:11 PM # 
....for posting this. Gives me more ideas for working on my Achilles problem. Hope it works for you.
Dec 1, 2017 11:22 PM # 
Graston hurt like hell on my hamstring. I can only imagine the pain on the Achilles!
At least it worked for me; hope it does for you as well.
Dec 2, 2017 4:09 PM # 
Yes, thanks for the list. Are these done one foot at a time or with both feet on the board? I've been using wobble-board and Bosu alternately but mostly just extended periods of balancing on 1 foot at a time (1-2 mins at a time so far) which does seem to help once things start to get tired after the first 30 secs or so.

Also, ankles being such a common issue for orienteers, it's occurs to me that a list of general exercises to pick from would be a useful think on the OUSA site. Or perhaps less work and less maintenance would be links to useful pages published by others.
Dec 6, 2017 1:07 PM # 
Mitch, interesting idea. We do have an appropriate section for it under the Orienteers menu heading (> Training > Fitness) and it would enhance Tori Campbell's ideas on cardiovascular fitness.

If someone has suggestions for a list of recommended exercises for ankles (also any for knee rehab) and/or stretching routines please let me know. :-) I guess we should probably also have a disclaimer about checking with a physician ....
Dec 6, 2017 2:13 PM # 
There's also the option of having a basic stabilization core routine, rather than specific to ankles or knees. A lot of runners are deficient in hip and core strength. Links to videos are best. Maybe we can get the juniors involved. They video better than old people :)

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