Plantar flexion (Strength)

Plantar flexion (Strength)

What you should feel?? When performed correctly, you will feel the muscles in your calf working. You may also feel the foot fatiguing due to the smaller muscles of the toes and foot arch working.


  • Sit on the ground or on a chair and loop your band around your foot
  • When relaxed your band should pull your foot up towards your body
  • Gently resist the band and push the ball of your foot away from your body
  • Slowly return to the starting position
  • and continue with the agreed sets and reps

Main muscles targeted:

  • Calf muscles
  • Specifically, Soleus and Gastrocnemius
  • Muscles of the foot and toes

Main benefits:

Plantar flexion is a movement that is used every time we walk. This is an isolation exercise designed to strengthen the muscles in the calf, predominantly used in a rehabilitation setting.