Eccentric calf lowers

Lower Leg Conditioning Strength & Stiffness

Aim:

  • Enhance the capacity of the calf muscles and Achilles tendon

Technique:


  • Stand on a low step facing a wall or stable object

  • Shuffle backwards so that the heels overhang and only the balls of the feet are positioned on the box

  • Maintain balance with the fingertips only

  • Use both legs to raise the hips as high as possible by squeezing hard in the calf before removing one and lowering the heel to a 2–3 sec count

  • Lower the heel down until it reaches below the level of the step and you feel a stretch in the calf