Heel Raises


  • Stand on a solid surface. You may place your hands on your hips if it feels comfortable, or hold on to something if you are struggling to find balance.
  • Raise your heels by using your calves. You may hold the top position for a few seconds, to feel the calves working.
  • Slowly lower the heels, and repeat for reps.


Heel raises are ideal for home workouts, since they do not require any equipment. You may make the exercise more challenging by holding something heavy: a dumbbell, a weight vest or whatever heavy item you find at home.

Muscles Worked


  • Calves

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