Calf Raise with a bent knee

Calf Raise with a bent knee


Calf raise with a bent knee to work soleus

Teaching points

  • Stand with the feet about shoulder width apart and toes pointing straight forwards

  • Hold on to a wall and bend the knees slightly to relax the Gastrocnemius muscle

  • Raise your heels off the floor as high as you can

  • Return slowly to the starting position

Variations & progressions

  • Progress by performing the exercise on a step, with only the toes on the step

  • Hold onto the wall or banister as you raise the heels and then drop them down below the level of the step before returning to the starting position

  • Alternatively perform on a single leg

Muscles worked

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