- Grasp dumbbell in one hand to side. Position one heel on
forward edge of platform. Grasp support with other hand for balance.
Lift other leg to rear by bending knee.
- Pull forefoot up toward body as far as possible. Return by
extending foot until toes are pointed downward. Repeat. Continue
with opposite leg.
- Keep knee and hip straight throughout exercise. Exercise
can be made more difficult by positioning heels closer to edge
of platform. If you need to assist with hands used for support,
use lighter load (or no
weight), or both feet,
or position heels more on platform. See Dorsal
Flexor Calf Exercise Analyses.