standing calf raises

Muscle Groups

legs calves
Standing calf raises are a popular exercise that help to build strength and size in the calf muscles. This exercise involves standing with the balls of your feet on a raised platform, such as a step, with your heels hanging off the edge. You then lower your heels down as far as possible, stretching the calf muscles, before raising your heels up as high as you can, squeezing the calf muscles at the top of the movement. The exercise can be performed with bodyweight only or with added weight, and variations include single-leg calf raises and seated calf raises. Standing calf raises are a great way to strengthen the calf muscles, which are important for everyday movements such as walking, running, and jumping. Strong calf muscles can also help to prevent injuries and improve performance in sports and other physical activities. However, it is important to use proper form when performing this exercise, as improper technique can lead to strain or injury to the muscles and joints of the lower leg. Always start with a light weight or bodyweight only, and gradually increase the weight as your strength improves.