|Utility:||Basic or Auxiliary|
Position heels on forward edge of calf block or platform. Grasp support with other hand for balance.
Pull forefoot of both feet up toward body as far as possible. Return by extending feet until toes are pointed downward. Repeat.
Keep knees and hips straight throughout exercise. See Dorsal Flexor Calf Exercise Analyses.
Resistance can be reduced positioning heels further onto calf block or platform.
The exercise can be made more difficult by positioning heels closer to edge of platform or using only one foot. Dumbbell can also be held in one hand.