Coming up high on your toes is a given in any Modus class, and for good reason. Relevé, or the heel raise, is your secret to long and lean legs.
Besides increasing foot flexibility and strength, which diminish with age, relevé carves your calves, which control your ankle control and motion.
Why is this important? Runners with strong ankle control have more powerful strides, which means a more efficient run. Ankle control is a key component to walking, tennis, skating and cross-country skiing.
And don’t forget balance. Releve is a powerful way to improve your balance, which also diminishes with age.
So next time you’re cued to come up high on your toes, think of all the ways your body is benefitting … and then relevé, s'il vous plait .