Heel raise on a step

  1. Stand on the bottom step of a staircase, facing up toward the stairs. Put the balls of your feet on the step. If you are not steady on your feet, hold on to the handrail or wall.
  2. Keeping both knees straight, slowly lift your heels above the step so that you are standing on your toes. Then slowly lower your heels below the step and toward the floor.
  3. Return to the starting position, with your feet even with the step.
  4. Repeat 8 to 12 times.

Current as of: July 17, 2023

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