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Calf Raise - Fitball

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Calf Raise Ball    


Primary Muscles:
 
Gastrocnemius (Calf)

calf muscles

SecondaryMuscles: 
Soleus (Calf)

Level of Difficulty: (2/10)    

Scale 2

Repetitions:  
     • 10-15 Reps - General toning
 
  
 

Instructions 

  • Place the ball between your thighs and a wall or door. 
  • Ensure your feet sit directly beneath your hips with your knees slightly soft 
  • Keeping your arms by your side and your shoulders back, 
  • Gently raise up onto your tiptoes as far as you comfortably can 
  • Momentarily pause and then lower back to the starting position 

Teaching Points 

  • Breath out as your raise you raise your feet and breath in as you lower 
  • Keep the body upright throughout the exercise 

Adaptations

  • Decrease range of movement 
  • Perform the exercise seated with a dumbell placed on your knee 

Progressions  

  • Single leg raises 
  • Don't let the heels touch the ground inbetween each repetition