Single Leg Heel Raise

Equipment
Chair
BODY PART
Muscles

Purpose

The single leg heel raise is designed to strengthen your calf muscles, leading to increased lower body strength and improved balance and stability.

Set up

Begin in a standing position, holding onto the back of a chair or a countertop for balance. Your toes should be pointed forward, not inward or outward.

Movement

Lift one leg up so you are standing on one leg. Push up onto your toes as high as you can. Then slowly lower down.

Tips

  • Make sure you keep your foot and ankle straight as you rise up onto your toes.
  • Try not to use momentum from your hips to help you. Maintain a tall posture, and use your calf muscles to perform this exercise.
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