HOW: Position the step against a wall. Place the balls of your foot on the edge of the step. Slightly bend your knee and raise your heel off of the ground. Your entire body should be going up with the heel raise. Hold onto the wall for balance. Push through all of your toes, especially your big toe. Slowly lower your heel back down to the ground.
FEEL: You should feel your calf muscles working.
COMPENSATION: Don’t straighten your knee. Keep your toe pointed forward as you perform the raise.a