Standing 1-Leg Dumbbell Calf Raises

Standing 1-Leg Dumbbell Calf Raises

picture shows the exercise being performed on 2 legs

Primary muscle group(s): Calves

Place an exercise step or something similar on the floor in front of you.
It should be two or three inches high.
Holding a dumbbell in one hand, place one foot onto the step with your toes and the balls of your foot on the step. Make sure the arch of your foot is not on the step and your heel is on the floor. Lift the other leg up off the ground so that it stays elevated throughout the exercise.
Raise your heel as high as possible by pushing through the balls of your foot and toes while extending your ankle. Hold for a count of one.
Return to the starting position by bending your ankle until you feel a stretch in your calves. Repeat.

For balance, try holding onto a wall or apparatus for stability as you perform this exercise.

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