BENT KNEE ECCENTRIC CALF DROP (STRENGTH)
MUSCLES WORKED
calf and achilles tendon
EXERCISE TECHNIQUE POINTS
perform all movements slowly and smoothly in a controlled manner
perform the required range of motion (ROM) for each repetition
stand with one foot on a step knee bent with your toes on the step heel off the edge
lower your heel as far as is comfortable
place the other leg back on to step and raise yourself back to the start position
repeat as required and switch legs
breathe steadily throughout the exercise
DO NOT hold your breath, or breathe too quickly
STOP any exercise that causes pain, or acute discomfort
EXERCISE BENEFITS
This is calf exercise is helpful in the later stages of calf rehabilitation and achilles tendon injuries which are more common in sports such as athletics, football, rugby, basket ball, racket sports, etc. It also offers some minor benefits in the more vigorous physical  activities of daily living such as running and manual labour.