- Grasp dumbbell in one hand to side. Position toes and balls
of feet on calf block with arches and heels extending off. Place
hand on support for balance.
- Raise heels by extending ankles as high as possible. Lower
heels by bending ankles until calves are stretched. Repeat.
- Exercise step that will not overturn can be used as calf
block. Keep knees straight throughout exercise or bend knees
slightly only during stretch. Quadriceps serve as synergists
muscle if knees are bent slightly during stretch. If holding
heavy dumbbell becomes too difficult, try single
leg calf raise. See Calf