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Before you work out, warm up your muscles with the stretches demonstrated in these Howcast videos; they'll keep sprains and cramps at bay.
You Will Need
- Comfortable clothing
- A floor or chair
Sit & plant feet
Sit on the chair with your back straight and your feet planted on the floor.
Cross leg & hold
Lift and cross your right leg over your left, holding it with your right hand.
Using your left hand, gently rotate your right ankle clockwise, going through the complete range of motion. Repeat this rotation 10-20 times.
Now rotate your ankle counter-clockwise the same number of times, again making sure that you go through the complete range of motion.
Release & repeat
Release your ankle, uncross your right leg, and place your foot back on the floor. Repeat the stretch in both directions with your left ankle.
Release your left leg.