Calf raise off step – Single leg eccentric

An active, weight-bearing, eccentric exercise for the ankle and toe plantar flexors, including the gastrocnemius, soleus and muscles of the deep posterior compartment of the leg.

  • standing on a step, feet shoulder width apart, with your heels off the edge
  • lift your heels up, then back down without bending the hips or knees
  • lift one foot completely, and lower the other heel to the ground in a controlled manner
  • repeat as needed
  • NOTE: can use support as needed