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Barbell Calf Raises

Exercise Tips

  • Keep back straight
  • You can add extra weight to the barbell when ready

Barbell Calf Raises

This exercise targets your calves and provides a low cardio benefit.

Muscle Group



1 Day a Week to
5 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Calves

Equipment: Barbell

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 5 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Calves

Starting Position: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, toes pointing forward. Place a barbell on your shoulders, holding it with an overhand grip, hands slightly wider than shoulder width apart.

  1. 1 Exhaling, slowly lift yourself up onto your toes.
  2. 2 Hold for a one count, then inhale and slowly lower yourself back down to starting position.
  3. 3Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.