Calf Raise Three Ways
- Stand with balls of feet on bottom step of a staircase, heels hanging over edge, hands on hips.
- Turn toes inward. Lift heels high, then lower them slightly below level of step. Do 15 to 20 reps.
- Next, turn toes out 45 degrees; repeat.
- With toes forward, stand on left leg only, bending right leg behind you; repeat lifts. Do 15 to 20 reps. Switch legs; repeat. Do 2 to 3 sets of series.
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, March 2012.