So now I am out of the boot and am starting to move around like a normal person, my rehab proper starts. And like a proper scientist, I want to set a benchmark to see where my left ankle is at the moment, what its limitations are and how they change over time.
So here are a couple of movement benchmarks. We got the squat, walking, reverse lunge and a measure of ankle mobility...
At the risk of sounding a massive nerd, I find recording things like this to be a huge help for many things. It's one of the reasons why I try to encourage people who want to improve their diet to make a food diary. And why people who are serious about their training to keep a training diary. Records such as these are important ways to see how we are changing over time, but they are also vital to figure out our strengths and weaknesses.
I'm sure you have heard of the phrase "you are only as strong as your weakest link". Well, by watching these videos, I've been able to identify the weakest link in my journey to get back up to speed again. Without that knowledge, I could spend ages working away at something that is not actually holding me back.
The same goes for you too. Without a food/training diary, or without taking a good, hard look at what you are doing, it is very hard to work out an efficient way to improve.
So, shameless self promotion time again! If you are interested in having your technique analysed, in a similar way to above, contact me.
And I try to help people with their food and training diaries in my Virtual Classroom. If you are interested in joining us in there, click here for more info.