Weighted Single Leg Calf Raise

Weighted Single Leg Calf Raise


Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
Mechanics: Isolated
Force: Push



Hang weight from dip belt around waist. Position toes and ball of foot on calf block end of platform with heel and arch extending off. Place hand or hands on support for balance. Lift other leg to rear by bending knee.


Raise heel by extending ankle as high as possible. Lower heel by bending ankle until calf is stretched. Repeat. Continue with opposite leg.


Keep knee straight throughout exercise or bend knee slightly only during stretch. Quadriceps serve as synergists muscle if knee is bent slightly during stretch. Use lighter load if you need to assist with hands used for support. See Calf Exercise Analyses.

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