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Standing Dumbbell Calf Raise

Exercise Data

Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Calves
Equipment: Dumbbell
Mechanics Type: Isolation
Level: Intermediate
Sport: No
Force: Push
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Standing Dumbbell Calf Raise Guide

Main Muscle: Calves

  1. Stand with your torso upright holding two dumbbells in your hands by your sides. Place the ball of the foot on a sturdy and stable wooden board (that is around 2-3 inches tall) while your heels extend off and touch the floor. This will be your starting position.
  2. With the toes pointing either straight (to hit all parts equally), inwards (for emphasis on the outer head) or outwards (for emphasis on the inner head), raise the heels off the floor as you exhale by contracting the calves. Hold the top contraction for a second.
  3. As you inhale, go back to the starting position by slowly lowering the heels.
  4. Repeat for the recommended amount of times.

Note: As you become stronger you may need to use wrist wraps to avoid having the dumbbells slip out of your hands.



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Review: Standing Dumbbell Calf Raise

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10/10

Mar 22, 2014 10:45 AM: great at home free weight excercise



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10/10

Mar 22, 2014 10:45 AM: good freeweight excercise focuses on calves can do at home



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Review: Standing Dumbbell Calf Raise

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9/10

Jul 12, 2013 6:08 PM: Can always feel the burn, doing this one



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Tip: Standing Dumbbell Calf Raise

Exercise Rating
10/10

Jun 25, 2013 1:51 PM: You can do it with one leg only. It works especially for physiotherapy, but with light weight only.



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Review: Standing Dumbbell Calf Raise

Exercise Rating
10/10

Jun 18, 2013 4:29 PM: Really works, and as you increase the weight, it adds grip strength and also more work on your calves.



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Tip: Standing Dumbbell Calf Raise

Exercise Rating
9/10

Jan 8, 2013 11:10 AM: Nice workout... with heavy dumbbells you also work your grip



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Tip: Standing Dumbbell Calf Raise

Exercise Rating
7/10

Dec 16, 2012 10:15 PM: good exercise, I personally prefer to alternate legs with one very heavy dumbbell or a disc to focus on the elevation and help me with the balance.



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Review: Standing Dumbbell Calf Raise

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9/10

Nov 3, 2012 10:01 AM: great exercise!!



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Tip: Standing Dumbbell Calf Raise

Exercise Rating
10/10

Oct 27, 2012 9:28 PM: Creates a nice burn
One thing you can do is to see how many reps you can do for 1 minute



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Review: Standing Dumbbell Calf Raise

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10/10

Oct 7, 2012 7:14 PM: The best calf exercise. ever.



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