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Ankle Plantarflexion


  • Using a light resistance band (yellow or red) tie a knot in one end and a loop in the other. Anchor the knot in a secure place, such as a door jam and close the door and place the loop around your foot, sit on the floor with your back towards the door, and slide your body away from the door until the band is tight. 
  • Slowly push your toes down, as if you would be pushing down on a gas pedal. You should feel your calf in the back of your lower leg tighten. 
  • Make sure to complete the exercise using slow and controlled motions.
  • Perform 2 sets of 10 repetitions working up to 3 sets of 15 repetitions.