Calf exercises

Stretching and strengthening exercises for the calf muscles. These form part of our rehabilitation programs for Calf strain and other lower leg injuries.

Soleus Wall Sit

Sit against the wall and slide down so you are in a ‘comfortable’ position with your thighs horizontal. Then raise your heels up off the floor. Push down through the ball of your foot and

Hack Squat

The Hack Squat exercise involves using a machine to perform a squatting movement. Teaching points:

Step Down Counterbalance Squat Front

The Step Down Counterbalance Squat Front exercise enhances lower body strength and balance by incorporating a forward lean with a downward step. Teaching point: Only drop as far as is comfortable and use a slow,

Heavy Leg Press

Heavy Leg Press exercises focus on building leg muscle strength and endurance through high-resistance pressing movements. Teaching points: It is best done with a leg press machine, but you can do a weighted box squat

Isometric Leg Press

The Isometric leg press exercise involves holding a static position to strengthen the leg muscles without actual movement. Teaching point: Isometric exercises mean no movement – Just hold the weight. DO NOT GO PAST 90

Straight Leg Calf Raise

Straight leg calf raises are dynamic exercises that strengthen the calf muscles through upward extensions while keeping the legs straight. Teaching points:

Bent Knee Calf Holds

Bent knee calf holds are isometric exercises that strengthen the calf muscles without movement, focusing on stability. Teaching point: Note: This may feel more difficult than the straight leg hold and works the lower soleus

Calf Holds

The calf hold strengthening exercise is an isometric activity that enhances calf muscle strength without requiring movement. Teaching point: This exercise is isometric, meaning it does not involve any movement. Note: You should be aiming

pogo plyometric calf exercises


Pogos exercise is a plyometric exercise for the calf muscles. It is part of our calf strain rehabilitation program, specifically in the final stage of rehabilitation. Teaching Points:

Scroll to Top