No matter how big or small your squat or deadlift is, you need to do this stretch from Men’s Health Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour. The shin box switch is designed to increase your hip rotation and unglue any tight areas in the joint’s capsule, which can increase your range of motion during lower-body lifts and protect your lower spine. Gaddour calls it one of the most important mobility drills for the lower body.
Got knee pain? You probably need to work on your ankles. Over time, especially if you spend a lot of time sitting, your ankles lose range of motion—which forces your knees to compensate (and complain). Do this move as part of your warm-up, or anytime you like. You'll see the benefits in your walk, run, or strength workout almost immediately.