Dumbbell Single Leg Calf Raise

Description

This unilateral calf exercise is a standing variation of the dumbbell calf raise. This exercise is used to isolate the muscles of the calves.

Benefits

  • This exercise is used to isolate the muscles of the calves, especially in a standing position.
  • This unilateral variation of the calf raise will help address any strength and size imbalances of both legs.

Risks

  • This exercise can injure the legs specifically the calf muscles if not properly executed.
  • Proper weight progression is advised when doing this exercise.

Additional Information

Target Muscles

Calves

Secondary Muscles

N/A

Stabilizer Muscles

Back (Lower), Hip Adductors, Neck, Obliques, Traps

Experience

Intermediate (2-3 years)

Equipment

1 x Dumbbell, Steps

Exercise Type

Strength

Exertion

50%

Cardio Intensity

10%

Force

Push

Mechanic

Isolated

Force Detail

Unilateral

Functions

N/A

Intensity

N/A

Bearing

N/A

Impact

N/A

Utilities

Basic, Auxiliary

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