Calf raise – 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 upright, feet shoulder width apart
- lift your heels off the ground
- lift one foot completely, and lower the other heel to the ground in a controlled manner
- repeat as needed
- NOTE: can also focus on the lowering or eccentric phase