Fit Minute – Calf Press
In this Fit Minute Friday segment, Nancy covers some simple calf raises and techniques to tone and shape your legs. The calf raise hits a very small muscle group, but assists in keeping the feet and ankles strong and may help you avoid painful foot issues, not to mention strength and stability.
Start with your toes pointed out slightly. About a 45 degree angle. You can put your hands on your hips, or if you need additional help balancing, you can grab a chair back. Raise up to your tip toes, pause and lower back down. Set your goal at 20 reps in this position. Change positions so that your toes are pointed straight forward. Use the same movement as before pausing at the top of the movement. Again, your goal is 20 reps. The third position in this exercise if pigeon toed (Do pigeons really walk with their toes in? I should probably Google that!) Point your toes toward one another and repeat the move 20 times. This position always surprises me and my calves tend to burn after this one. Each of the positions require different parts of the calf muscles. If your calves are not burning by now, you should up the reps in each position. #FitMinute