Stand with feet together or shoulder width apart.
Slowly raise to the balls of your feet, pulse once.
Lower back down gently! DO NOT let your heels slam back down to the ground.
Repeat for 15 and rest- try to do this 3 times in a row with a rest period of 30 seconds.
<h2>Sitting Calf Raises</h2>
This is a lower intensity workout that regular calf raises.
Sit on a chair that allows you to firmly plant your feet on the ground.
Scoot the edge of the seat but sit up straight
Place a weight or heavy book on top of your thighs.
Repeat the same steps as calf raises.
Sumo Squat Heel Lifts
This works both your hamstrings and calf muscles.
Your legs should be spread apart far enough that when you squat your forearm rests comfortably on the top of your thighs or knees.
Lifting one heel at a time- lift to the ball of your foot.
Repeat 15 times and switch sides.
Shoot for 15 reps two times on each leg.
If you’re really going for gold, squat deeper and raise up onto both balls of your feet.
Repeat 20 times and rest.
Have you ever seen the Nutcracker? They do a lot of bouncing or “hoping” if you will.
Stand with feet shoulder width apart.
Hop forward, don’t try to jump into the other room- give us a literal hop!
Then hop or backward into the spot you started in.
Repeat 25 times and rest.