If you have pain in your calf or behind your heel, this program is designed for you. The goal is to train your calf and Achilles to tolerate loads and strains better going forward. The best way to improve your lower leg’s ability to tolerate loading is through eccentric contractions and gradually working back towards concentric, and then plyometric exercises. This program will take you through 4 exercises a week for 6 weeks doing precisely that.
Disclosure: These programs are not meant to be a diagnostic or treatment as each person and each injury is different. This plan is best used as an educational guide on typical exercises that can help a variety of conditions. Not all of these exercises are necessary for each injury, and some may actually be harmful. You should always consult your healthcare provider or physical therapist to ensure that you have the best program for you. Please do not continue these exercises if symptoms worsen, and each exercise should be moderately challenging and never unsafe or painful.