Exercises: Calves


The exercises in the pics are:

  • Standing Calve Raise
  • Seated Calve Raise

Some Key Points:

  • Heaviest weight you can handle with good form, for full range of motion
  • Choose a weight that you can perform for 30-60 seconds depending on your desired goal
  • Keep continuous tension on the muscles throughout the movement
  • Pause momentarily in the fully contracted position to really squeeze your calf muscles
  • At the bottom of each calf movement, stretch fully and momentarily before bringing the weight up
  • For standing calf raises, keep your knees locked during the movement
  • Do not bounce the weight at any point of the movement