Also known as “Two up, One Down,” this exercise is easy to remember how to do by its name. 

  • Start by standing on a flat surface, feet close together. 
  • With both legs, raise yourself up onto your toes. 
  • While balancing on your toes, lift your left foot off the ground completely. 
  • Now lower yourself down with your right foot until it is flat to the floor.
  • Repeat the exercise only on the right side for the duration of a set before switching to the left.

This exercise can be progressed over time by standing with heels over the edge of a stair step.


Standing Eccentric Calf Strength