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Leg Exercises

Standing Calf Raise

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The standing calf raise develops size and strength in the lower leg. This move also increases strength and range of motion in the ankle.

Step-by-step instructions

1
Stand in a shoulder-width stance with your toes flat on the edge of a box or step with your heels and mid-foot hanging off the edge so you feel a stretch in your calf. Use the wall or a rail as a support to stay balanced. This is your starting position.
2
Push your toes into the box so your heels raise up, pause, then lower yourself back to the starting position, being sure to feel a stretch in your calves.