When you learn the proper technique for calf raises by using just your body weight, you’ll improve your balance and build your calf muscles.
Special Equipment: None
Level: Beginner to Moderate
Reps: 30 seconds active, 15-second recovery for 3-4 rounds
This is a lower body exercise that focuses on your calves called a Calf Raise. To perform this exercise, all you need is your body weight. Begin the exercise by standing on the side of the Endless Pool, holding the grab rail. Lift your body, coming to the balls of your feet. The top of the range of motion should be when you are standing on your toes. Repeat this sequence several times. For beginners, start with a slow tempo. The faster you go the greater the demand on the working muscles. Perform this exercise for 30 seconds and recover for 15 to 20 seconds, or longer if needed. Perform a total of 3 to 4 rounds for optimal results.