Calf Raises Plie

A plie foot placement method can be used for a number of different exercises, as it helps to work the different muscles of the calves.

The calf muscles have a multitude of movements and as such you should aim to perform calf raises in a both a normal - plie and inverted exercise format..
 

START
SIDE - FINISH
point toes outwards
avoid twisting as you lift

Point your toes out to the side at about 45 degrees, smoothly raise your heels off the ground, holding in the upper phase for 2 - 3 seconds, prior to returning your heels towards the ground.

Focus on keeping your foot straight throughout the movement, avoid any twisting movements.

This method can be used to work either one foot - both feet - or even a combination of one foot normal (facing forward) one foot Plie.

Stretch and Warm Up before you commence any exercise and aim to finish with some good stretching to let your body and mind recover.

Look in the Home Workout area for a great sample workout, if any of these exercises are too hard, then adjust them to your own needs.

Remember to record how many repetitions and sets you can perform, so that you will so how your getting fitter and stronger in all areas. Download your free PDF Record Sheet

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