One of my favorite exercises to incorporate early in the ACL rehab process are standing heel raises. Not only do you of course get work on the calf, but more importantly you work on:
✅ Terminal knee extension
✅ Glute and quad activation
✅ Progression into full weight bearing on that affected leg
✅ Working on active knee extension ROM
If you’re in the first few weeks of an isolated ACL repair and cleared for full weight bearing, start utilizing heel raises in your program. As ALWAYS, adhere to your surgeons and physical therapists recommendations for your rehab exercises!!