Rest your hands against a wall or a sturdyobject for balance. Raise your heels a few inches above the edge ofthe step so that you're on your tiptoes. Hold the position for a moment, andthen lower your heels below the platform, feeling a stretch in your calf muscles.
Calf raises are a method of exercising theÃâ gastrocnemius, tibialis posterior, peroneals and soleus musclesÃâ of the lower leg. The movement performed is plantarflexion, a.k.a. ankle extension.With proper stretching, standing calf raises can be aÃâ beneficial part of regular strength training. Strong calf muscles contribute to overallstability, reduce stress on the Achilles tendon,1 and give the lower leg adefined appearance.