Calf Exercise: Standing Dumbbell Calf Raise

Standing Dumbbell Calf Raise

Type Resistance
Target (primary) Calves (gastrocnemius) Target (secondary) Calves (soleus)
Equipment DumbbellsBarbellBodyweight Mechanics Isolation Force Push
Plane of motion   Other Unilateral

How is it performed?

  • Start out by holding a dumbbell either in both hands or only one hand and use the other for support.
  • Stand on the floor or preferably and block with the toes. Raise your heel by extending ankles and return to starting position.

See the full leg workout here.