Before you get ready for a great lower body workout, you should make sure that you can stand on your feet beneath you. Weak and wobbly ankles are a simple precursor to many different types of injuries.
To avoid many types of injury to the feet, perform your proprioception training with your strengthening routine.
What is Proprioception?
You can strengthen the muscles in and around your ankles as much as you like, but if you do not have good proprioceptions, your ankle strength can not help you. Proprioception is the perception or awareness of the position and movement of your body in space. Basically, it's your brain's ability to orient itself in space.
There is a feedback loop between your peripheral nervous system (especially sensory receptors) and your brain that helps your brain send the fast signals it needs to stabilize itself long before you have time, a conscious decision about it to hit which muscles have it activate. In order to improve the stability of the ankle, you should therefore strengthen both systems ̵
The Muscles of the Ankle