calfraises

Calf rises
Stand with your feet together, parallel, and knees pulled up, holding on to a bench or pole. Lift one foot so that it rests next to your other ankle. Rise slowly 10 to 16 times per leg.

Be sure to keep the rising leg lengthened and pulled up. Also concentrate on lengthening through your waist and out through the top of your head.

Do not stretch calves out after strengthening. Instead, gently walk out the tension.

Moel: Zara Lim; Photography: Brendan Galinie; Lim wears clothing by Edward Kwan

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