Heel Press

Heel Press


This exercise involves pressing your heels down into the ground while standing or seated, engaging the muscles in your calves and lower legs. It can be done as a warm-up or as part of a strength-training routine.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Heel Press Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your arms at your sides.
  2. Lift your left heel off the ground and press your toes into the floor.
  3. Hold for a few seconds, then release and repeat on the other side.
  4. Continue alternating sides for 10-15 repetitions.

Heel Press Form & Visual

Heel Press

Heel Press Benefits

  • Strengthens the calf muscles
  • Improves ankle stability
  • Helps prevent ankle injuries
  • Can be done anywhere without equipment
  • Can be easily modified for different fitness levels

Heel Press Muscles Worked

  • Gastrocnemius
  • Soleus

Heel Press Variations & Alternatives

  • Heel Lift
  • Heel Tap
  • Heel Raise
  • Heel Drop
  • Heel Slide