Calf Raise on Step

The calf raise is a widely used exercise to strengthen the calf muscles. There are many variations and resistance machines are also available.


Teaching Points:

  • Start on a step with only the forefoot on the step, the heels off the back.
  • Rise up onto the toes and then slowly back down.
  • To make this harder it can be performed with a weight in each hand, barbell over the shoulders or on a single leg.

Muscles Worked: