Heel Lifts – Gastrocneumius and Soleus (Calf Muscles)

Author: Lora Packel, PhD, MS, PT & Julia McGlynn, SPT
Last Reviewed: 十月 12, 2016

Disclaimer: You should discuss your health risks, previous injuries, and current treatments with your provider or physical therapist before starting any exercise program.

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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