How to do a Single Leg Standing Calf Raise

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About Single Leg Standing Calf Raise

Sets Logged
210,544
Popularity Rank
260th
Difficulty
Beginner
Calves Strength
89 mSCORE 17th
Equipment Required
    Bodyweight-only
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles
None

Instructions: How To

This exercise is a unilateral variation of the standard calf raise. Like the standard version this exercise primarily targets your calves. However, by performing this exercise one leg at a time, you add instability to the movement which can better recruit smaller stabilizing muscles, as well as help you identify and address imbalances between sides.

  1. Engage your core and shift your weight to one foot.
  2. Raise your other foot a few inches off the ground while maintaining balance and core tension.
  3. Shift your weight to the ball of your foot on the floor, and engage that calf to raise your heel off the ground.
  4. Hold this position for a moment at the top of the movement.
  5. Maintain tension in your calf as you slowly allow your heel to return back to its starting position.
  6. Repeat this movement with the other leg.

Sets & Reps: How many to do

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  • beginner
    3
    sets
    6
    reps
    1 Set Max
    7
    reps
  • intermediate
    4
    sets
    7
    reps
    9
    reps
  • advanced
    4
    sets
    7
    reps
    9
    reps

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