The Movements

Le Mollet / The Calf

Illustrated to the left are two out of five working positions used when executing les Mollets. The execution of the basic mollets is explained in Working Position #1. These movements will improve balance in general. They will strengthen your ankle and knee joints and offers considerable relief for those suffering from flat feet. The Mollets Bridge working position illustrated, is one of the advanced forms of this movement series and is executed from the Bridge Base position of the Basic Base Anchor positions. Mollets bridge execution: 1) Move into the Bridge Base position. 2) Pull in your belly, arch your lower back, open your knees so that they are directly over your feet.
3) Place your elbows on your thighs just above the knees pulling your shoulders down. 4) Now balance your body weight forward bending from the ankles and lift the heels from the floor. 5) Lower heels to the floor and repeat these movements 25 to 50 times at a speed of your choice. The Mollets Bridge movement will improve flexibility in the hip, knee and ankle joints. It imparts definition and strength to your buttocks, thighs and calf muscles and is great for reinforcing the arch of your feet. Other working positions of this series are: the ankle alternator, which is done from the Open Base Position; the One Power Is initiated from the Ball Touch working position (see it here); the shifted is started from the stride base position, and the most advanced of them all the mollets pyramid position movement Is a complex series of combined Mollets / Pyramid working positions which we will study in the encyclopedia volume dedicated to the Pyramids.