Standing heel raises helps improve your ankle mobility and overall athletic performance. Strong and stable ankles are important for activities such as walking, running, jumping, and squatting. Poor ankle movement can lead to compensatory movements and put stress on other joints in the body, leading to pain or injury. Additionally, this exercise can also be great for people who have suffered ankle injuries or have weak ankles, as it helps improve balance and reduce the risk of future injuries.

Equipment: No equipment

Level: Beginners to advanced

Works on muscles: Calf, ankle and feet

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O’Coach Free Tip

  • Make sure your back is flat
  • Try to uplift your arms as much as you can
  • Take deep breaths in between the exercise

How to perform Standing Heel Raises correctly:

Boy is lifting up his toes

Step 1:

Raise your heels slowly and stand on your toes

Tip: Make sure your back is flat

Step 2:

Stretch your arms out and up overhead

Tip: Try to uplift your arms as much as you can

Boy is stretching his arms
Boy is lowering down his toes

Step 3:

Lower your heels to the ground and bring your arms back down by your sides and repeat 10-15 times

Benefits of performing Standing Heel Raises daily:

By incorporating standing heel raises into your workout routine, you can help improve your ankle strength, overall athletic performance and several benefits, including:

  • Improves range of motion
  • Reduces risk of injury
  • Improves balance and stability
  • Enhances athletic performance
  • Improves posture
  • Increases flexibility
  • Strengthens ankle, calf and feet muscles

Also Read: Calf Raises – Exercise to Build Calf Strength

Why is adding this to the routine important?

Adding these exercises to your routine is important because it can improve your overall movement quality and reduce the risk of injury. By doing this, you activate the calf muscles, which are responsible for ankle plantarflexion. To add this workout to your routine you need two simple tools.

Your 2 mins time and The O’Coach app

Adding this quick, 2-minute exercise to your routine with the O’Coach app can help you improve posture and reduces risk of injury. We know that for working professionals, it’s 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.

2 mins Standing Heel Raises with O’Coach app:

Incorporate a 2- 5 mins Ankle Mobility 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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