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Calf Raise

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Calf Raise       


Primary Muscles:

Gastrocnemius (Calf)

calf muscles

SecondaryMuscles:
Soleus (Calf)

Level of Difficulty: (2/10) 

Scale 2

Repetitions:
10-15 Reps - General toning

Instructions

  • Stand and place your hands onto a chair or table 
  • Keeping the shoulders back and the legs straight, slowly come up onto your tiptoes 
  • Momentarily pause and then gently lower you heels toward the floor 
  • Repeat as necessary 

Teaching Points

  • Breath out lift up and breath in as you lower 

Adaptations

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

Progressions

  • Do not use support 
  • Hold dumbbells in each hand 
  • Do not let the heels touch the floor between each repetition