4 Exercises to Build Trail-Worthy Ankle Strength

4 Exercises to Build Trail-Worthy Ankle Strength

These moves will help you make an injury-free transition to lightweight hiking shoes without risking a sprain.

Four-way Resistance Band Stretch

Sit on a chair or the floor with your right leg straight, wrap a resistance band around your right foot and hold it in both hands. Maintaining resistance in the band, rotate your ankle inward and outward for one rep. Do one to three sets of 10-15 repetitions on each foot daily. Challenge yourself: Increase the resistance by shortening the band or switch to a higher resistance band to test your strength.

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