How to do a Standing Barbell Calf Raise

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About Standing Barbell Calf Raise

Sets Logged
779,704
Popularity Rank
245th
Difficulty
Beginner
Calves Strength
95 mSCORE 5th
Equipment Required
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles
None

Instructions: How To

This exercise is a barbell variation of the standard calf raise. Like the standard variation, this exercise primarily targets your calves. The use of a barbell allows you to increase the resistance for this exercise beyond just your bodyweight.

  1. Rack a barbell to just below shoulder height.
  2. Quarter squat underneath it, placing it just below the base of your neck.
  3. Extend your hips and knees to unrack the barbell and then step back to avoid any hindrance during the exercise.
  4. With your feet at hip-width apart slightly angled out and your knees slightly flexed, extend your ankles to lift the heels off the floor.
  5. Keep your hips under your shoulders and your heels under your hips as you extend your ankles before you return to the starting position.

Sets & Reps: How many to do

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  • beginner
    8
    reps
    70
    lbs
    1 Rep Max
    90
    lbs
  • intermediate
    8
    reps
    90
    lbs
    115
    lbs
  • advanced
    8
    reps
    105
    lbs
    135
    lbs

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