Standing Dumbbell Calf Raise
Lower Body Dumbbell Exercises Video Series
For the standing
dumbbell calf raise, you will need a small step or board to do this
exercise. This should be only about 2 - 3 inches tall.
This lower body exercise, as the name suggests, primarily targets the
calf muscles in the lower legs.
Additional lower leg muscles will also be strengthened with this
The flexor digitorum longus and flexor hallucis longus muscles assist
the calves while performing the calf raise.
You will also be strengthening some of the muscles in your feet and
toes with this move.
can sometimes be difficult when doing this exercise. You can use a
chair or the wall to place your hand on for additional support if
Exercise #6 - Standing Dumbbell Calf Raise
Make sure your step is not too high for this exercise. A board
generally works best for this.
Place a dumbell in each hand and hold them to your side.
- Place the balls of your feet on the step and your heels on
- To start, point your toes forward. You can change where you
point your toes to alter this move and work different areas of the
- As you exhale, raise your heels up off the floor standing
on your toes on the step.
- Hold this position for a few seconds and then return to
starting position as you inhale.
- Repeat this for several repetitions.
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