je danse dans ma tete Posted October 12, 2008 Report Share Posted October 12, 2008 I have extremely weak ankles from numerous bad sprains, breaks, tendon issues, general loose jointedness etc. I have been through tons of physio. One of my teachers makes us do a center exercise where we do 16 releves on one leg with the other leg held in passe. Despite my sore and weak ankles, I am one of the strongest dancers in my level techically and expressively in all other exercises, but this one gets me... I physically cannot do more than two (and even those 2 are shaky!). The teacher will not take 'I can't' for an answer and always makes me stand in front center for this exercise, almost like a punishment. I find it disheartening because everybody else is springing up and seems to find it easy- tiring but achievable- and I am struggling to get up. I really want to get this exercise solidified but I don't know what I could be doing outside of class to help.My calves are ver strong and I am afraid of building more calf muscle, so I try to stay away from excessive releves and eleves, but will do it if that's what it takes. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to build the ankle strength necessary for this exercise? Thanks in advance! Laur. Quote Link to comment
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.