5 Toning Calf Exercises
Single-leg Calf Raise
Using a step to create a full range of motion, perform a calf raise making sure to squeeze your calf at the top of the movement and lower past the step at the bottom, feeling the stretch in your calf. TIP: try to stand on your big toe at the top for more rom.
Wide Stance Calf Raise
Stand slightly wider than shoulder width. Slowly lift to your toes (If you hold onto something you will be able to lift yourself higher), pause at the to before slowly lowering back down past the flat foot mark to get more range.
**Using a wider stance will hit different parts of your calves.
Seated Calf Raise
Sit to make knees at a ninety degree angle with both feet flat on floor. Hold a dumbbell on each hand, placed on your knees. Perform a calf raise.
TIP: Barefoot or sock for calf exercises is best to increase rom.
Running up and down stairs will not only get your heart going; it will also tone your calves. Aim for 20-30 minutes to carve those calves.
Set your peddles on your bike lower so that your calves do all the work.
*Stairs and the bike are great cardio exercises too!
Single leg – 2 sets of 20
Double leg 3 sets of 12