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Seated Calf Raise | Exercises for Gastric Bypass Patients

Hi, I’m Michelle Phelan, Nutritionist at Blossom Bariatrics, and today I’m going to show you some exercises that you can do, from home, at about two weeks postop.

Our next exercise is called the seated calf raise. So I’m going to have Kristen here sit up nice and tall and straight. Again, knees at a 90 degree angle. She’s going to bend down, place both elbows on the tops of her knees. So the load bearing weight is coming from her upper body. We’re going to be doing one calf at a time. So Kristen here is going to tip toe up and then go down again and plant that back on the floor. Tip toe up again and plant that heel back on the floor. Tip toe up again and plant that heel back on the floor. Do this for fifteen times, then do the other calf for fifteen times. We’re going to do the other calf for fifteen times and again the other calf for fifteen times. That will be two sets of fifteen. You should feel the burn in your calf. Be sure to check out our other videos by clicking the links here, or on our website at

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