Pro Athlete Training – Calf Raises

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Donna Wilkinson, a linebacker for the world champion Womens Professional Football Team, demonstrates how to do calf raises.

    Donna Wilkinson

    Donna Wilkinson is a Professional Football Player, successful Entrepreneur and a Leading Edge Wellness Consultant. Known as “The Animal,” Donna has been a dominant force on the D.C. Divas Women’s Professional Football Team for the past seven years. Over these seven years Donna has played Defensive End, Fullback, Running Back, Linebacker, Tight End, and Punter. Donna is the 1st woman in league history to rush for over 1000 yards in a season, and led the NWFA in rushing in 2003 with 1,267 yards in 10 games and was the Divas offensive MVP. Donna has led the Divas to 5 straight Division Titles, 4 straight Undefeated Regular Seasons and 1 World Championship! She has been an NWFA All-Star and a Divas Team Captain. In 2003 Donna became the 1st Female in history to win the Washington Pig Skin Club “John W. Posey” Award - professional athlete of the year - also awarded to Jeremiah Trotter, Lavernues Coles, Todd Heap and Ed Reed. Donna engages in earning multiple streams of income. She works with people who are attracting greater prosperity into their lives, and those who want to achieve balance in the Five Pillars of Health (mind, body, family, society & finances). Donna has B.S. degrees in Business Administration and Health Fitness Management from Columbia Union College, and uses a variety of tools including the “Certified Wellness Home” program, the Nightingale/Conant “Lead the Field” program, Breakthrough Wellness Technologies, and her Personal Training background to help people achieve life success.

    Now, we are going to go into calf raises. This can be done easily on a step, holding on to a banister or something thats nice and solid. We are going to just do single leg, getting one arm to balance you, coming down, going all the way back up, raising all the way up on that calf, really squeezing it. All the way down, all the way back up and then just do these to burn out, so we just want to get those calves burned out; maybe you get 10, 15, 20 reps on that and really get that calves burning, then well switch legs, go the opposite side, and same thing. Coming all the way down, all the way back up. Be up as high on those toes as you can. Squeezing that calf and again, just try to burn those calves out, really get them warmed up, really get them fired up there, and as soon as you burn them out, take a little rest and get in another setting. And thats going to conclude our lower body strengthening program.