Exercise Profile
  • Target Muscle Group
  • Exercise TypeStrength
  • Equipment RequiredMachine
  • MechanicsIsolation
  • Force TypePush
  • Experience LevelBeginner
  • Secondary Muscles
Target Muscle Group


Calves Muscle Anatomy Diagram

45 Degree Toe Raise Instructions

The 45 degree toe raise exercise is designed to work the small tibialis muscle in the front of the lower leg.

  1. Load the weight you want to use on a 45-degree leg press machine and sit down in the seat.
  2. Position your feet on the top half of the foot plate at around hip with apart.
  3. Push up slightly and unload the weight from the safety using the handles at your sides.
  4. Keeping your legs fixed, slowly pull your toes back towards your body as far as you can.
  5. Hold this position, and then lower the toes back down until they're almost resting on the plate.
  6. Repeat movement for desired reps.

45 Degree Toe Raise Tips

  • This exercise needs to be done slowly.
  • The tibialis is a tiny muscle and does not require heavy weights to be trained.
  • Hold the "toes up" position for a count of 2 for the best results.