Heel to Toe Walk

Heel To Toe Walk


The heel-to-toe walk is a physical exercise that involves walking in a straight line while placing the heel of one foot directly in front of the toes of the other foot. This exercise is often used in sobriety tests to assess balance and coordination.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Heel to Toe Walk Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet together and your arms at your sides.
  2. Take a step forward with your right foot, placing your heel just in front of the toes of your left foot.
  3. Take another step with your left foot, placing your heel just in front of the toes of your right foot.
  4. Continue walking in this heel-to-toe fashion for 20 steps.
  5. Turn around and walk back in the same manner for another 20 steps.

Heel to Toe Walk Form & Visual

Heel to Toe Walk

Heel to Toe Walk Benefits

  • Improves cardiovascular health
  • Increases endurance and stamina
  • Helps with weight loss and management
  • Strengthens bones and muscles
  • Improves coordination and balance
  • Can be done anywhere with minimal equipment
  • Can be a fun and social activity

Heel to Toe Walk Muscles Worked

  • Gastrocnemius
  • Soleus
  • Tibialis anterior
  • Quadriceps
  • Hamstrings
  • Glutes
  • Abdominals
  • Lower back muscles

Heel to Toe Walk Variations & Alternatives

  • Heel-to-toe walk with eyes closed
  • Heel-to-toe walk on a balance beam
  • Heel-to-toe walk while holding a weight
  • Heel-to-toe walk on an unstable surface
  • Heel-to-toe walk backwards