Standing Calf Raise with Dumbbell

This version of a Calf Raise uses dumbbells.


  1. Place a block or two free weight plates on the floor.
  2. Grasp a dumbbell in each hand and step up so the balls of your feet are on the block.
  3. Slowly lift your heels up and then lower them back to the floor getting as much of a stretch as possible.
  4. Lower your heels and bend your ankles to stretch your calves.
  5. Return to starting position.