#1 Plantarflexion

Position: Sitting

Description: Start in a seated position on the floor with your working leg extended in front of you with your feet pointed up. Place a foam roller beneath your calf. Flex your other knee with your foot firmly on the ground for additional support. Place one end of the band around the bottom of your foot and hold onto the other end with your hands. Begin by pushing the band away from your body and slowly return to starting position. Repeat and switch sides.

Targeted Muscle Group(s): Gastrocnemius and Soleus

Key Points:

  • Keep your chest up.
  • Maintain tension on the band.
  • Avoid external rotation of the foot.