Straight Leg Calf Raise

Straight leg calf raises are dynamic exercises that strengthen the calf muscles through upward extensions while keeping the legs straight.


Teaching points:

  • Hang off a step and lower your heel toward the floor
  • Rise up on your toes as far as you can keeping the movement in a comfortable range, and then lower back down
  • Start Bodyweight, and gradually add load with dumbbells
  • Perform 3 sets of 8-10 repetitions with a straight leg, using both legs through a comfortable range of motion
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