How to do a Standing Kettlebell Calf Raise

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About Standing Kettlebell Calf Raise

Sets Logged
58,792
Popularity Rank
653rd
Difficulty
Beginner
Calves Strength
94 mSCORE 6th
Equipment Required
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles
None

Instructions: How To

This exercise is a weighted variation of the more standard calf raise. Like the standard calf raise, this exercise primarily targets your calves. The use of a raised surface allows for greater range of motion which leads to better muscle activation. This is a great exercise for developing muscle mass and strength in your calves.

  1. Grasp a kettlebell in each hand. Position your feet on a sturdy surface with a lip a few inches high, such as a plate.
  2. Relax your calves to allow your heels to drop below the lip toward the floor.
  3. Contract your calves while pushing through the balls of your feet to raise your heels.
  4. Hold this position for a moment at the top of the movement.
  5. Slowly allow your heels to descend back to the starting position while maintaining tension in your calves.
  6. Maintain good posture by keeping a slight bend in your knees and your core engaged for stability.
  7. You should feel this exercise in your calves.

Sets & Reps: How many to do

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  • beginner
    8
    reps
    22.5
    lbs
    1 Rep Max
    30
    lbs
  • intermediate
    8
    reps
    30
    lbs
    40
    lbs
  • advanced
    8
    reps
    35
    lbs
    45
    lbs

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