Calf raise – single leg

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 one foot, maintain your balance
  • lift your heel off the ground
  • lower back down in a controlled manner
  • repeat as needed
  • NOTE: can also focus on the lowering or eccentric phase