Plantar flexion with band

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.

Teaching Points:

  • 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.

Muscles Worked: