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Old 06-27-2015, 03:53 PM   #1
Troy Kennedy
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Loss of Elasticity (spring) in my Achilles?

It seems like when I run and do double unders my feet are feeling too heavy. I get almost no bounce in my step or jump. I watch the other athletes on these movements and they seem to get more recoil from their feet. I realize this sounds like old guy paranoia. But I want to do what I can to fix it, if anything.

I am 50, 6'1" at 174 lb's. Been crossfitting 2 years.

Any ideas?

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Old 07-06-2015, 08:01 AM   #2
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Re: Loss of Elasticity (spring) in my Achilles?

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It seems like when I run and do double unders my feet are feeling too heavy. I get almost no bounce in my step or jump. I watch the other athletes on these movements and they seem to get more recoil from their feet. I realize this sounds like old guy paranoia. But I want to do what I can to fix it, if anything.

I am 50, 6'1" at 174 lb's. Been crossfitting 2 years.

Any ideas?

Thanks!
Are you saying you have notice a decline in "bounce" recently?
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Old 07-11-2015, 01:40 PM   #3
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Re: Loss of Elasticity (spring) in my Achilles?

It seems like it
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Old 07-13-2015, 11:04 AM   #4
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Re: Loss of Elasticity (spring) in my Achilles?

Without any other info, I would suggest rolling out your entire calf and Achilles area, as well as the fascia of your feet. You could some tendonitis/tendonosis going on that may be able to be worked out.
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Old 07-15-2015, 06:21 AM   #5
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Re: Loss of Elasticity (spring) in my Achilles?

Yeah, I will try and do that more.

Funny thing is, I had PT work on me a little while ago. He actually did some dry needling on me which did help the pain in my left ankle.

Then I did a WOD with a bunch of double unders in it and it went back to feeling that same.

(Lol! Sucks getting old.)

I'll keep working on it. I have managed to get through some other issues like knee pain and shoulder issues. I just need to find the right mobility formula.
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