- Tibialis anterior strength
- Ankle strength
The long sitting band toe raise strengthens the ankle flexors (tibialis anterior). The tibialis anterior “shin” should be strengthened in order to prevent an imbalance between the posterior calf (gastrocnemius) and anterior muscles. Maintaining proper balance around the ankle will help prevent injuries.
- Secure one end of the elastic band
- Secure the other end of the band to one foot
- While lying back, pull the resisted foot back as far it can go
- Then return it forward
- Bending the knees