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How do I strengthen my ankles for rugby?

Strong and stable ankles aid in avoiding a severe sprain during the rugby season. One easy way to strengthen your ankles is by performing single-leg exercises. If you are working out and doing upper-body exercises, stand on one leg while you perform them. If your workout is focused on the lower body, modify some of your exercises so you are balancing on one foot. As you progress, try placing your supporting foot on an unstable surface such as a yoga mat, airex pad, or even a BOSU. 

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