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Donkey Calf Raises

Exercise Tips

  • Look down at the floor
  • For added weight, you can have someone sit on your back (piggyback style)

Donkey Calf Raises

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

Muscle Group



1 Day a Week to
5 Days a Week


Support (Machine or Bench)

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Calves

Equipment: Support (Machine or Bench)

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 5 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Calves

Starting Position: Stand about two feet away from your support, facing it with your feet shoulder width apart, toes pointing forward. Bend over at the hips to a 45 degree angle, keeping your back straight and extending your arms out and grabbing the machine or bench for support.

  1. 1 Exhaling, lift yourself up on your toes, raising your heels off the ground. Do not use your support for an advantage, focus on only using your calf muscles to raise yourself.
  2. 2 Hold for a one count, then inhale and slowly lower your heels back down to starting position.
  3. 3Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.