May 13th, 2023 2:48 PM Mr. Q Categories: Body Weight
Calf raise is a simple exercise that targets the calf muscles. It involves standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and lifting your heels off the ground while keeping your toes on the ground.
Stretch: Standing Hurdle stretch can be done prior to this exercise.
Warmup: A simple warm-up can be done prior to this exercise, such as a light jog or jumping jacks for a few minutes.
How to select the proper weight: Since this is a bodyweight exercise, no weights are needed.
- Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart.
- Lift your heels off the ground while keeping your toes on the ground.
- Hold the position for a few seconds and then lower your heels back down to the ground.
- Repeat the movement for the desired number of reps.
How to reduce the difficulty: To reduce the difficulty of this exercise, perform it while holding onto a stable surface such as a wall or a chair.
How to increase the difficulty: To increase the difficulty of this exercise, you can perform it on one leg at a time or hold a weight such as a dumbbell in each hand.
Reps: Beginner: 2 sets of 10-12 reps Intermediate: 3 sets of 12-15 reps Advanced: 4 sets of 15-20 reps
Estimated time for exercise: This exercise can be completed in 5-10 minutes.