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Swimming - Ankle Flexibility


I have an extremely weak swim leg kick because on inflexible ankles partly due to years spent hill walking - does anyone know some good pilates/yoga moves to improve this.




  • Hi, I would have thought hill walking would be good for strengthening your ankles. Maybe what you have is poor flexibility. I suggest seeing a physiotherapist. After a couple of sessions you will see an improvement. It is impossible to give you stretching exercises without assessing you face to face.
    The only general exercises I could recommend are bending your ankle forward and back, turning your foot through a full circle (drawing as wide a circle with it as you can), and standing on a step on the balls of your feet, let the weight drop into your heels, then back up (hold on to something).
    Try these if you like, but see a Physio for best results.
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