Heel Lifts – Gastrocneumius and Soleus (Calf Muscles)

Author: Lora Packel, PhD, MS, PT & Julia McGlynn, SPT
Last Reviewed: October 12, 2016

Beginner

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and go up onto the balls of your feet. (forefoot/toes)
  2. Slowly come down.
  3. Repeat 10-15 times, 3 times in a row.

The following videos demonstrate heel lifts without and with weights.

Heel Raises

Calf Raises with Weights

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