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Standing Calf Raises

Exercise Tips

  • Do not lock your knees
  • Focus on balance
  • Keep your back straight

Standing Calf Raises

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

Muscle Group



1 Day a Week to
5 Days a Week


Raised surface (Block, Book, Step, etc.)

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Calves

Equipment: Raised surface (Block, Book, Step, etc.)

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 5 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Calves

Starting Position: Stand on the raised surface with your feet shoulder width apart, toes pointing forward and heels hanging off the edge.

  1. 1 Exhaling, slowly lift yourself up onto your toes, raising your heels.
  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.