This is a collection of strengthening exercises that I/other people have used to improve the strength and flexibility of our feet and ankles.
- Balance on one foot; start with 15 -30 sec. Do the other foot.
- Keep increasing the time until you can do it for one minute per foot.
- Then go for 3 minutes per foot.
LEVEL UP: Then do the same with your eyes closed.
Then work on one leg squats.
Then finally move to uneven surfaces like doing the exercises on a wobble board or pillow. You will likely start to see improvement within 6-8 weeks. This will also help your running tremendously. The key is COMMITMENT AND PRACTICE!!! You must do this stuff daily (religiously) and this is where 95% of the people fall down. They don’t stick with it.
Also known as tip-toeing. This one’s easy – when you’re at home (hopefully barefoot!) Just walk on your toes for a while. Sometimes if I’m standing in line somewhere, I’ll just raise up on my toes for a bit.
Just walk barefoot!
Also, walk barefoot as much as possible. Simply walking barefoot is a wonderful way to easily improve balance and stability as well as ankle strength.