Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Single-leg standing dumbbell calf raise Difficulty level: Beginner Equipment: Weight plates · Dumbbells Muscles involved: Calves Focus: Strength Steps STEP 1 Grab a dumbbell in one hand and stand with the balls of your feet on a weight plate. Lift one foot off of the plate and cross it behind your calf. The dumbbell should be on the same side as your supporting leg. STEP 2 Press the ball of your foot into the plate and raise yourself up as high as possible before returning to the starting position. Tips Be sure to squeeze the calf at the peak extension of the movement. Keep your supporting leg straight throughout the movement. Make sure to drop your heel as far as possible to achieve the greatest stretch.

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