Calf Raises

Calf Raises

  1. Stand with your feet shoulders width apart.
  2. Push up on the balls of your feet coming all the way up onto your toes.
  3. Come back down and return your body weight back into your heels.
  4. Repeat.

Muscles: Gastrocnemius, tibialis, posterior, soleus

Make it Harder: Perform while holding dumbbells.


Calf Raises - Pigeon Toe

  1. Stand with your feet shoulders width apart, toes pointing in.
  2. Perform a Calf Raise.

Muscles: Gastrocnemius, tibialis, posterior, soleus

Make it Harder: Perform while holding dumbbells.


Calf Raises - Toes Out

  1. Stand with your feet shoulders width apart, toes pointing out.
  2. Perform a Calf Raise.

Muscles: Gastrocnemius, tibialis, posterior, soleus

Make it Harder: Perform while holding dumbbells.


Calf Raises - Edge of Step

  1. Stand with your feet shoulders width apart, balls of your foot are on the edge of a step with your heels hanging over the edge.
  2. Perform a Calf Raise allowing your heels to drop below the edge of the step for increased range of motion.
  3. Repeat.

Note: Hold onto the railing for support. It is very easy to lose your balance. Make sure that you are steady and well supported before performing this technique.

Muscles: Gastrocnemius, tibialis, posterior, soleus

Make it Harder: Perform this move with only one foot at a time. Keep the other foot elevated, alternating feet when needed.