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Calf Raise
with the Exercise Ball 2



Illustration of the Calf Raise - 2

Starting Position
  • While holding the ball against the wall at about chest height as pictured below.
  • Put your hands on the ball at shoulder height.
  • Step back away from the ball.
  • The further you step back, the harder this ball exercise becomes.
  • You should be straight from your head to your heels and feet flat on the ground, heels on the floor.
Action
Prime Movers
  • Gastrocnemius, soleus
Physio Tips
  • Maintain a straight back to prevent back injury.
  • Calf Raise 1 is easier if you find this difficult.
Progression
  • Try Single Leg Calf Raise.
  • Try stepping further away from the stability ball.
  • Try performing this exercise with straight arms.
  • Try it with one straight arm.


calf raise using the exercise ball starting position  calf raise with the stability ball finish




1ballsRepeat this ball exercise 6 times.

2balls
Repeat this ball exercise 10 times.

3balls
Repeat this ball exercise 15 times.




1ballsBeginner 2ballsIntermediate 3balls     Expert

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