Single Leg Heel Raise with Weight

Equipment
Chair,Free Weights
BODY PART
Muscles

Purpose

The single leg heel raise with weight 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 with one hand if needed, and holding a free weight in the other hand. If you do not need to hold onto a chair or countertop for balance, you can hold a free weight in each hand. Your toes should be pointed forward, not inward or outward.

Movement

Lift one leg up so you are standing on one leg. Breathe in. Breathe out as you push up onto your toes as high as you can. Breathe in as you 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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