one-leg calf raises

Muscle Groups

legs calves
One-leg calf raises, also known as single-leg calf raises, involve standing on one leg while lifting the body using the calf muscles. The exercise primarily targets the gastrocnemius muscle, located in the upper part of the calf. It also helps to develop the soleus muscle, located in the lower part of the calf. One-leg calf raises are a great exercise for building strength and muscle in the calves, and also for improving balance and stability. To perform the exercise, stand on the edge of a step, with the ball of one foot on the step and the other foot hanging off the edge. Raise the body by pushing down through the ball of the foot, lifting the heel as high as possible. Hold for a second, then lower the heel below the step to stretch the calf muscles. Repeat for the desired number of reps, then switch legs. For an added challenge, the exercise can be performed while holding a dumbbell or other weight.