heel raise exercise

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Ensure that you use a surface or chair that is stable to help your balance. Keeping your knees straight, raise your heels up off the floor as far as you can go, and then slowly return. Repeat this exercise.

How many how often?

Try doing 10 to 15 exercises at a time, in 2 or 3 sets, with a short rest in between.  You can repeat this again in the day.

What is the benefit of this exercise?

To strengthen the calf muscles which work with other powerful muscles around the knee and hip.

What can I expect to happen?

You may feel tension and then some tiredness in the muscles in the back of your lower leg. After getting used to the exercise, you might find that your walking feels easier. This exercise can help with your overall fitness.

Works best with?

Squats, bridging, calf stretch, clamshell.

Watch the heel raise exercise video

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