Calf Raises to prevent ankle injury and involve muscles of the upper leg

by Addie Kelzer

Calf Raises (or Heel Raises) can help prevent ankle injuries. Add these tips and they can also involve the glutes and hamstrings in the upper leg as well as the calves and ankles. Without intention, Calf Raises may strengthen only one part of the ankle and do not work the whole leg. Find out how to get the most out of them on our new vlog. Feel free to stand up and try it out as you watch this two minute video.

Are calf raises a part of your regular routine? We’d love to hear if you implement this controlled approach to the classic, no-equipment exercise!


Addie Kelzer is a certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant. She believes that by making fitness and good food practical, her clients will hold the power to positively change their health and the health of those closest to them.

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