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Guide posted by Coachbronze Paris F in 50 calf raises straight, both feet together

How to do a calf raise

Follow these steps to perform this exercise:

  1. Stand on the edge of a step.

    Or, if you have a step-aerobics platform, place two sets of risers underneath the platform.

  2. Stand tall with your abdominals pulled in, the balls of your feet firmly planted on the step, and your heels hanging over the edge.

    Rest your hands against a wall or a sturdy object for balance.

  3. Raise your heels a few inches above the edge of the step so that you’re on your tiptoes.

  4. Hold the position for a moment, and then lower your heels below the platform, feeling a stretch in your calf muscles.

    Tips for doing the standing calf raise

    Keep these tips in mind as you perform this exercise:

    • Lift as high as you can onto your toes and lower your heels down as much as your ankleflexibility allows.

    • Push evenly through the entire width of your foot. Don’t push off from your big toe or the outside edge of your feet.

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