Begin by standing in front of a step or riser with feet shoulder width apart, facing forward. Step up onto the step with both feet, holding on a rail or chair, and letting heels hang off the edge.
EXHALE: Rising up onto your toes as high as possible in one smooth motion. Hold for a couple seconds.
INHALE: Slowly lower heels as far as possible, below the level of the step to complete one rep.
You can extend your arms out to your sides or lightly rest your fingertips on a wall or chair to help with balance.
Make it harder: One-Leg Calf Raises following the same instructions. Alternate feet after completing one set on each side.
Muscles Worked: Calves