Calf Raise


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  • Stand sideways with the balls of your feet on the calf raise platform.
  • Raise your heels up as far as they   can go.
  • Return to start position.
  • Repeat until tired.

Stand sideways on the edge of the calf raise platform with your hands gripping one of the abdominal knee raise arm pads.

Firmly position the balls of your feet on the platform so that your heels are hanging over the edge. 

Raise your heels as high as possible by contracting your calf muscles fully. Pause for three seconds.

Lower your heels below the platform to the starting position.

Repeat exercise movement for as many reps as possible. 

Calf raises are an easy, low-impact method for strengthening the lower leg. Strong calf muscles result in better stability and balance, decreased risk of ankle and knee injuries, and better agility when running and jumping.



The calf raise exercise is a simple yet effective way to strengthen the lower leg muscles, particularly the calves. Incorporating calf raises into your workout routine offers several benefits. Strong calf muscles enhance stability and balance, reducing the risk of ankle and knee injuries. Additionally, they contribute to improved agility, making activities like running and jumping more efficient and less prone to injury.

Since calf raises are low impact, they can be done by individuals of various fitness levels. However, it's essential to perform the exercise with proper form to avoid strain or injury. As with any exercise, start with a suitable number of repetitions and gradually increase the intensity as your calf muscles get stronger. Adding calf raises to your regular workout routine can help you build stronger and more functional lower legs, supporting overall physical performance and lower body strength.