One-Leg Dumbbell Calf Raises

 Rating: 5.0/5.0
Posted by FitClick
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 4:20pm filed under Calves

Calories Burned:  238 calories per hour   (based on a body weight of 150 lbs.)
Primary Muscles Trained:  Gastrocnemius
Secondary Muscles Trained:  Soleus
Grab a dumbbell in your right hand and stand with the ball of your right foot on a calf block or block of wood.
Your left leg should be bent so it does not interfere with the exercise, and you should hold a pole or upright or press against a wall with your left hand to ensure proper balance.
Maintaining a straight right leg, lower your heel until you feel a good stretch in your calf muscle.
Lift your body up as high as possible onto the toes of your right foot, hold it there a moment, and then return to the starting position.
The entire motion should be done in a smooth, controlled manner that lasts about 3 seconds, with the downward movement no faster than the upward.
After completing your reps for one side, reverse sides and repeat. 

Exercise Comments

I do these on my stairs.
December 12, 2014 at 9:49am
Going to switch to this one from the "Standing Calf Raise (no-weight)"
November 21, 2011 at 11:11am

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