Your ankles take the brunt of your body’s weight and force on a daily basis. Walking throughout the day puts pressure on your ankle joints, but even passive activities like standing and leaning can cause wear and tear. Add these everyday duties to your fitness regimen and we’re talking about excessive strain that can lead to injury and stress over time. It’s important to exercise your ankles with non-traditional movements and stretches so that they don’t wear down faster than they should, especially if you live an active life. These ankle workouts will make your ankles stronger to support those intense workouts!
Equipment Needed: towel, chair, interval timer (Gymboss is a free app download)
What to Do: Review the videos below for exercise descriptions. Perform each exercise for the recommended time/rep.
Beginner’s Level: 1 round
Intermediate Level: 2 rounds
Advanced Level: 3 rounds
1. Tree– 30 second hold each leg
2. Heel Raise– 15 reps
3. Single-Leg Heel Raise– 15 reps
4. Single-Leg Toe Raise– 15 reps
5. Windshield Wipers– 15 reps
6. Towel Curl– 5 reps each foot
7. Heel Toe Walking– 15 steps each foot
Tree, Heel Raise, Single-Leg Toe Raise, Single-Leg Toe Raise
Single-Leg Heel Raise
Heel Toe Walking
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