The Calf Raises is a lower-body exercise that targets your lower leg muscles, mainly the calves. The movement involves plantar flexion, where you raise your heels above the ground or when you stand on your toes or point them.

This Exercises target the muscles around the ankle and on the back of your lower legs. Calf strength is necessary for a strong run, and you can perform this exercise anywhere. You can complete a set while brushing your teeth or waiting for the kettle to boil.

Equipment: No equipment

Level: Beginners to advanced

Works on muscles: Ankle, Lower legs

How To Perform Calf Raises Correctly

How To Perform Calf Raises

Step 1:

Raise your heels slowly and stand on your toes

Tip: Don’t bend your back

Step 2:

Hold this position for a moment and slowly lower your heels

Tip: Keep your back straight

How To Perform Calf Raises Correctly

O’Coach Free Tip

  • Keep your back straight
  • Lift as high as you can onto your toes and lower your heels down as much as your ankle flexibility allows

Watch Below Video To Learn Calf Raises Steps Properly

Benefits of Performing Calf Raises Exercise Daily

Calf raises ensure that there is soreness in your legs post-exercise. Of course, they also make your calves better, stronger, and leaner.

If you’re still not convinced about this exercise, here are five solid benefits of doing this exercise that will prove the supremacy of this simple yet effective muscle.

  • Stabilize your feet and ankle
  • Strength of your calf muscles
  • Build calf strength and endurance
  • Good for your joints
  • Increase explosive power
5 Major Benefits of Strengthening Exercise

How To Build Calf Strength?

Adding this quick, 2-minute exercise to your routine with the O’Coach app can help you stabilize your feet & ankles and be good for your joints. We know working professionals find it hard to manage their workouts during their busy office hours. However, there is no need to worry now!! O’Coach assists you in managing your customized workout routine to perform during your hectic office hours. Consider doing a few sets of calf raises while waiting in line, or standing at your desk.

Also Read: Wall Sit – Exercise To Strengthen the quadriceps muscles

2 mins Calf Raises with O’Coach App

Incorporate a 2- 5 mins Calf Raises into your daily routine with the O’Coach app. To add this workout to your daily routine, you can create your own custom workout routine as per your needs or preferences or simply download the exercise.

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