Exercise Guide

Calf Raise, Standing

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optional:Step, Dumbbells (2), Kettlebells (2), Backpack, Medicin Ball
Variations available (4)
Starting PositionExecution
Starting Position (Alternative)Execution (Alternative)

Starting Position

  • your feet are close to each other
  • the balls of the feet are turned outwards a tiny bit
  • hold your back straight
  • you can hold your hands at your hips

Correct Execution

  • lift your heels as high as you can
  • avoid swinging the hip
  • hold the position for a moment
  • the tiptoes do not move
  • go back to the starting position slowly and repeat several times

tips for the workout

  1. put a plank under the balls of your feet to increase the range of the motion
    • by doing that, you can increase the difficulty a bit, this makes the calf workout even more effective
  2. you can also hold weights in your hands or put on a filled backpack to increase the resistance for the feet
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Related exercise lists:

Calves, Lower Leg, Legs, Strength