In the Left AIC patterned individual, harnessing the crossed extensor reflexes on the right and optimizing the crossed extensor reflexes on the left is encouraged.
During flexion, activation occurs at the ankle (dorsiflexion), then continues up to the knee joint and the hip. This is usually often seen on the left and why some coaches ask athletes to “cock the toe” or “pull toes up”. The ankle joint is the foundation of flexion.
Activation for extension starts at the hip and moves down to the knee and ankle, creating the leg drive commonly referred to as triple extension. This is often seen on the right.
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