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Exercise Demonstrations

Single Leg Calf Raises at Wall

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Single Leg Calf Raises at Wall Exercise

Starting Position

Place Swiss ball between your lower back and a wall. Lean against the Swiss ball with your feet firmly planted about 12 in front of you. Lift one leg off the ground, keeping the other knee soft and leg straight.

Action

EXHALE: Raise your heel off the ground as high as possible. Hold for 1-2 counts.

INHALE: Slowly lower to the starting position (without letting heel touch the ground) to complete one rep.

Finish all reps and switch sides.

Special Instructions

Keep knee only slightly bent or else you will be placing too much emphasis on your quads.

Make it easier: Two-leg calf raises following the same instructions.

Muscles Worked: Calves