The single-leg standing dumbbell calf raise is a popular exercise to target the calf muscles of the lower leg, particularly the gastrocnemius muscle. It can be performed for time or for reps, either with two dumbbells or with one if balance is a problem and you would like to use your free hand to hold a fixed object.
Stretches and targets the calf muscles to add size and strength
Alter tempo or add pauses to increase intensity
Using weight allows tracking and periodization of training