How to do a Calf Raise

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About Calf Raise

Sets Logged
1,291,701
Popularity Rank
146th
Difficulty
Beginner
Calves Strength
92 mSCORE 10th
Equipment Required
    Bodyweight-only
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles
None

Instructions: How To

This bodyweight isolation exercise primarily targets the calves. It’s an effective exercise for developing muscle mass and increasing strength in your calf, and can be easily modified through a number of different variations.

  1. Stand upright with your feet hip width apart.
  2. Raise your heels off the ground by flexing your calves as far as your range of motion will allow.
  3. Controllably return to the starting position.

Sets & Reps: How many to do

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  • beginner
    3
    sets
    9
    reps
    1 Set Max
    10
    reps
  • intermediate
    4
    sets
    10
    reps
    12
    reps
  • advanced
    4
    sets
    11
    reps
    14
    reps

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