Plantar flexion is the ankle movement of moving the foot down, pointing the toes away from the body. Using a resistance band is an early stage exercise for calf strengthening.
- A resistance band is wrapped around the forefoot with the ends held in both hands.
- Starting with the toes pointing up, the athlete pushes the foot down against the resistance of the band.
- This can be done with a bent knee to target the Soleus muscle more than Gastrocnemius.
- Return to the start position slowly and under control before repeating.