A lot of athletes have had ankle sprain, right. Some of you have it more often than others. If you have had trouble with that then this exercise will help you to avoid it in the future. It is simple and we recommend doing it after trainings when you are resting or watching TV.
We found these exercises online and a lot of pro athletes are doing those (especially team sports players), to avoid further injuries.
These motions strengthen ankle and make it more stable.
- Take rubber band and loop it under your foot for more comfort (*picture 1)
- Pull band to adjust the strenght
- Do a 3 directions – left, down and right 10 repetitions each
- Repeat with other foot
- 3 times for each leg
If you feel your ankle stronger, then you can do these exercises 2-3 times a week. Day before competiton we recommend doing 30% of the normal load or not doing at all. It is tiring your foot and therefore you may not have the full power in it.
(Google for more results and videos “ankle strengthen exercises”)