Make a conscious effort to not force your releve in second position. Keep the weight over the five toes as you do when in first position. However, when the heels are not touching in second position we forget and rise even higher placing unnecessary stress on the feet and calves.

Tip 1: Keep weight over the five toes.

Tip 2: Lower the heel, in a more neutral position allowing the ankle muscles to stabilize.

Tip 3: Keep the heels/feet completely stable as you extend the legs.

Always be aware of what your feet are doing, when they’re in the correct position we’re recruiting our adductors more to stabilize and the musculature of the legs will be more balanced.