Ankle Circles

Ankle Circles


This exercise involves rotating the ankle in a circular motion, both clockwise and counterclockwise. It helps to improve ankle mobility and flexibility, as well as strengthen the muscles around the ankle joint.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Ankle Circles Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your hands on your hips.
  2. Lift your right foot off the ground and rotate your ankle clockwise for 10-15 repetitions.
  3. Switch to counterclockwise rotations for 10-15 repetitions.
  4. Lower your right foot back to the ground and repeat the same process with your left foot.
  5. Complete 2-3 sets on each foot.

Ankle Circles Form & Visual

Ankle Circles

Ankle Circles Benefits

  • Improves ankle mobility and flexibility
  • Helps prevent ankle injuries
  • Increases blood flow to the ankle joint
  • Can be done anywhere without equipment
  • Can be modified to target specific areas of the ankle

Ankle Circles Muscles Worked

  • Gastrocnemius
  • Soleus
  • Tibialis anterior
  • Peroneals
  • Flexor hallucis longus
  • Flexor digitorum longus
  • Extensor hallucis longus
  • Extensor digitorum longus

Ankle Circles Variations & Alternatives

  • Standing Ankle Circles
  • Seated Ankle Circles
  • Resistance Band Ankle Circles
  • Single Leg Ankle Circles
  • Wall Ankle Circles