Geez!! those hops are hard I could only do two!! and no more! I plan on doing these every other day!! I have huge calves and this is on exercise I can add to my ex. For my calves!! Thanx So Much ;0)
9/18/2014 6:54:14 AM
This is a great idea. I read the other comments and can't believe the number of people who were suggesting a modification or that people with certain issues would not be able to do this. I mean, this is common sense, and Coach Nicole clearly states, here is the calf raise, you can use weights or the wall...and IF you want to take it a step further, hop on one foot with heal raised. There is no need for all of those who made those comments to make them...she never said you HAVE to do this. It was a suggestion if you wanted and COULD take it further. There should be no negativity directed to Coach Nicole.
Thank you for showing us this exercise. I already do the calf raises, fairly regularly. I don't think I'll add the hopping though - arthritis and obesity is not a good combination for doing that on 1 leg. I could maybe try some very small bounces, very small jumps both legs together, to spread the load?
Where I fell on my left knee I can't do them right now but I will. I like that.
5/6/2013 8:55:29 PM
May be a good exercise for some people, but you should warn those with knee/ankle/foot issues (such as osteoarthritis) not to do this. The raises would likely be beneficial, but the hopping is dangerous for those with these issues.
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