All week I’ve been showing you how to mobilize your feet, ankle and calves, (scroll back on my feet if you haven’t seen them!), and today you get to STRENGTHEN your calves, ankles and feet!! As a former ballerina, i have MANY exercises for you to do just that, and today we’ll start with 4 ballet inspired exercises!! Let me know how you like them!
Do 20 reps of each Exercise:
1️⃣ Standing in first position, alternate between pushing your heel forward into a demi point, keeping the weight over the big toe, and knee tracking over big toe.
2️⃣ Demi Plié (bend the knees over the toes, keeping your heels on the floor), push heels forward into a demi point, tracking knees over big toes and weight in big toes, then press heels firmly back into the floor.
3️⃣ Lift geeks high up keeping your legs straight, bend knees into a plié with heels lifted, then keep the knees as they are and press heels into the floor, then squeeze the legs together as you straighten.
4️⃣ Straight leg Relevé - lift heels high up into a demi point, then hug outer hips legs as you gently lower your heels down to the floor.
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