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Ankle stiffness and jumping
« on: August 13, 2011, 03:29:44 pm »
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I always hear the stiffer the ankles, the higher you'll jump?  I always heard/read this, but never quite bothered to really understand this.

What is ankle stiffness and how do you tell if your ankles have good stiffness or not?

How can you stiffen up your ankles if there not that stiff?

Does this really improve athleticism/vert?

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Re: Ankle stiffness and jumping
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2011, 07:06:03 pm »
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I always hear the stiffer the ankles, the higher you'll jump?  I always heard/read this, but never quite bothered to really understand this.

What is ankle stiffness and how do you tell if your ankles have good stiffness or not?

How can you stiffen up your ankles if there not that stiff?

Does this really improve athleticism/vert?

Thanks.
x2 ive been hearing this also and had the same questions as you.
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