Explosive Heel Raise

Instructions

  • 1 set of 6-10 reps
  • Drop your heels few inches below the ledge of a stable platform
  • Explode upwards, fully extending your heel
  • Apply EVEN pressure to all your metatarsals when you explode, DO NOT try to get extra vertical by leaning to your pinky toes 😉
  • Alwaysreturn back to starting position at a controller manner, pause for a a second or two 😉
  • Practice this exercise using barefoot (without socks) or wear shoes without much cushioning as it can interfere with this exercise

Purpose

  • Practice proper running technique
  • Help improve leg turn over and reduce ground contact time
  • Keep good leg/knee alignment (do it in front of a mirror so you can monitor your form)

Tip

Beginner: Do it with both feet

Intermediate: Do it with one foot individually without weights

Advanced: Weighted Heel Raise

Increase resistance as you get more comfortable and used to the explosive movement pattern.