Weighted donkey calf raise

The weighted donkey calk raise is a strength and muscle-building exercise focused on the muscles of the lower leg, most prominently the gastrocnemius muscle. While traditional donkey calf raises involved either a specific machine or carrying another person on one's back, this method uses a weight belt. It can be done in traditional muscle-building rep ranges, or for higher reps as part of lower-body training.


  1. Allows heavy loading of calves with minimal equipment
  2. Emphasizes both stretch and contraction in the calf muscles
  3. Easy to add pauses or manipulate tempo to increase intensity

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