Walking Series | Build Strong Ankles
Posted on August 4th, 2020 to Barefoot Training
Want a crazy stat? Roughly 60% of ALL foot and ankle injuries in the USA are sprains and strains of the ankle. In other words, there is a surplus of weak ankles out there and we should start incorporating ankle strengthening exercises into our existing workout routines.
Shoes act as a barrier between your feet and the floor, so they actually make your feet weak and lazy. Wake your feet up by going barefoot to get the most out of your workouts.
Your ankles are mobile joints so you should be hitting them from various angles. Below is a walk series that you can do anywhere and you should start by using just your bodyweight before adding load.
Do the following exercises as a triset (back to back to back) for 3 total sets. Each variation will target different areas and aspects of the foot and ankle.
1. Toe Walks
2. Heel Walks
3. Supination Walks