Calf Raises

Equipment Needed:

Step, stair, box, brick, etc


  1. Stand on a step with the ball of your foot so that your heel and midfoot are hanging over the edge
  2. On 2 feet push up onto the ball of your foot 
  3. Lower yourself so that your heels are as low as you can go
  4. Repeat the movement by returning to the top position 
  5. Perform the prescribed reps before moving to the next exercise

Common Errors

Make sure you are lowering yourself in a controlled manner, do not bounce

Progressions / Regressions:

If this is too challenging:

  • Try starting on the flat floor 
  • Use an implement to balance 

If you want more of a challenge:

  • Try performing on one leg
  • Go slower
  • Perform more reps or hold a weight for more resistance