Standing Dumbbell Calf Raise

The standing dumbbell calf raise is a popular exercise to target the calf muscles of the lower leg, and in particular the gastrocnemius muscles. It can be performed for time or for reps, either two dumbbells, or one if balance is a problem and you would like to use your free hand to hold a fixed object.


  1. Stretches and targets the calf muscles to add size and strength
  2. Can alter tempo or add pauses to increase intensity
  3. Using weight allows tracking and periodization of training
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