Machine of the Month - B8 Ankle Dorsiflexion Machine
The B8, or ankle dorsiflexion, isolates and strengthens the anterior tibialis muscle in the front of the shins.
The anterior tibialis muscle helps to flex the foot upwards, as well as to control the foot as it lowers back to the ground. It is used in a number of everyday activities including, running, walking, and in sports such as tennis and basketball.
Strengthening the anterior tibialis muscle can help improve ankle balance, agility and coordination
Important Technique Points
Be sure to keep your body aligned and ensure your pelvis is not tilting to the side
Check that your shin remains in firm contact with the pad throughout the exercise
Keep your head in a neutral position
Be sure to grip the handles loosely