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7 Important Exercises You're Probably Neglecting

Ankles shouldn't be neglected during your strength-training routine. Strong, flexible ankles are an important foundation, helping prevent injury whether you're running back and forth on the tennis court or running to catch the bus. Just a few minutes a day can help keep the sprains away.

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Simple heel raises to help strengthen your feet and the muscles around your ankles. 1. Place the balls of your feet (with toes pointing straight) on a wood block, step or large book. 2. Allow your heels to slowly drop down and maintain this position for five seconds. 3. Raise your heels as high as you can and maintain this position for three seconds. Repeat, only with the toes pointed inward toward each other, then with the toes pointed outward and away from each other. #Foothealth

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TIPS TO STRONG WRISTS: Please excuse the non consistent blue shade of he photos. The white balance on my phone decided to mess with me. So strong wrists is part body structure, part "before I came to yoga" lifestyle but definitely still workable. Like in ballet they do lots of calf raises and feet strengthening exercises to strengthen their ankles, it's kinda the same for wrists, small movements to strengthen the forearms and fingers will help the wrists so here we go: - 1. SQUEEZE & OPEN…

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Strengthen and Stretch! The 12 Moves All Runners Need to Do

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