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11-25-2013, 11:48 AM
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Have you tried any of the alternative lacing techniques. I had a pair of Eastons that I had trouble getting thought enough around my ankle so I put a runners loop (or whatever it's called) in the second and third eyelets from the top, the laces or normally through the top eyelet and ran the ends through the loop before tying them and it have me a lot more lateral support without cutting down on forward bend. My explanation is a little wonky, so let me know if you want a picture of it.

Another good ankle exercise I've done a lot for both horseback riding and dance ( both require good ankle strength and flexion so I'm assuming it would help for hockey too) is to stand with the balls of your feet on the edge of a stair. Drop your heels down as far as they go, making sure to keep your ankles straight, then stand as high on your toes as you can. Repeat this going up and down for about 2 minutes. As you get stronger and develop better balance you can do it one foot at a time.

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