Calf raise on a dumbbell

Group: Calves
Category: strength
Type: isolation
Level: intermediate
Equipment: dumbbell
Main muscle: calves

Описание упражнения

  1. Hang on to a sturdy object for balance and stand on a dumbbell handle, preferably one with round plates so that it rolls as in this manner you have to work harder to stabilize yourself; thus increasing the effectiveness of the exercise.
  2. Now roll your foot slightly forward so that you can get a nice stretch of the calf. This will be your starting position.
  3. Lift the calf as you roll your foot over the top of the handle so that you get a full extension. Exhale during the execution of this movement. Contract the calf hard at the top and hold for a second. Tip: As you come up, roll the dumbbell slightly backward.
  4. Now inhale as you roll the dumbbell slightly forward as you come down to get a better stretch.
  5. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Variations: You can also do these standing on the head of the dumbbell, using a large dumbbell that is wider.