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Standing Calf Raises - Body Building Exercise E-mail
Written by Jeff Behar, MS, MBA   
Standing Calf Raises are the most common exercise for the calves muscle group. They are easy to do and effective at various strength levels.
 

What you need for Standing Calf Raises

  1. Weights (dumbbells or a bar)
  2. Calf block (optional)

Instructions for Standing Calf Raises

  1. Grasp your weights and stand with your legs shoulder-width apart. If you are using a lot of weight on a bar, set your bar on a power rack at about chest height, and then raise your body up to the bar.
  2. Lift up on your toes, bending at the ankle until fully extended.
  3. Lower your heels down at roughly the same speed.
  4. Repeat.

Comments on Standing Calf Raises

Make sure to keep your legs locked throughout the calf raises.

Muscle Groups Worked By Standing Calf Raises

 
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