Slacklining not only strengthens your ankles but works legs and core too. Jayson swears it’s the best way to avoid
the dreaded descent disco leg.
Trails are full of rocks, roots and mud that are just waiting for unwary ankles, but Debbie knows they can be handy training tools: “Just getting out on the trails and allowing your feet and ankles to move with the terrain will toughen them.”
Anything that challenges your balance works wonders. Stand on one leg while brushing your teeth or boiling the kettle, like Sally does. Try putting yourself off balance by touching the floor or your toes while standing on one leg.
“One of the main culprits of ankle weakness is previous injury,” says Duncan. “Wear the lowest profile shoes you can to minimise the twisting effect if you do go over on your foot.”