This is the season to be sexy! Work those high heels and short skirts and even shorter shorts with these 5 moves.
Jump and skip: We obviously didnt know this when we were younger but skipping actually works two major muscles of our calves (the gastrocnemius and the soleus). Theres no reason why you shouldnt pick up your skipping rope again and relive your childhood. Start small with 30 skips, go up to 50, 100 and then 200 and very soon, youll be skipping your way to sexy legs.
Standing Calf Raise: Face a wall and stand about two feet away. Place your hands against the wall, leaning your body in toward the wall in a straight line, keeping your heels on the ground. Raise up onto your toes (which is basically the balls of your feet); and hold for 10 seconds. You should feel a stretch throughout your calves. Do 3 sets of 6 moves, with 30 seconds rest between each set.
Seated Calf Raise: Sit on a sturdy chair to with your feet flat and hip-width apart. Place the balls of your feet on a rectangular object, with toes flat on top of the object, pointing forwards. Now, lift your heels (as high as you can) while keeping your toes flat on the object. Hold your heels up for 5 to 10 seconds, then lower the heels as you feel a stretch in your calves. Do 3 sets of 6 moves.
Walk, jog & sprint: Be it taking a walk in the park, jogging or even running add short bursts of sprinting to your favourite cardio regime can help your cause too! You see, when we walk or run, the most impact is on the heel, but when we sprint, the focus is on the ball of the foot. Add 10 to 30 second sprint intervals.
Treadmill Incline mode: Make the most of your treadmill time by walking/running on an incline. This will stretch and work out major calf muscles. Another low-impact workout can be done on the elliptical training which mimics the motion of climbing stairs. In fact, not only will it tone up your calves (and thighs) but also re-lengthen the calf muscles if you havent worked out in a while.