Awesome Home Exercises To Get Your Calf Game On

June 5, 2016


We all know your shouldn’t skip leg day by any means (unless you like the whole lollypop/upside-down triangle look), however, most people tend to forget that calves also belong in that category.

As a vital part of your leg, the calf needs to get its workout on as much as your thighs do.

However, a lot of men just don’t have the time to hit the gym.

Even if they do, they usually do the essential workouts and go home, while skipping calves. But no worries, as these three essential calf-strengthening workouts were created so they could be performed at home.

When it comes to calf strengthening at home, no other exercises can compare to this essential, but simple to perform, bunch.

The Single-Leg Calf Raise

Stand on one leg (near a wall for balance), with your other leg bent behind you, while making sure that the ankle, knee and hip of the leg you are working on is in vertical alignment. Press down into the ball of your foot and raise your body upward. Pull in your abs if you need extra balance.

The Double-Leg Calf Raise

Again, stand near a wall and place your feet at hip-width distance. Make sure that your hips, knees and ankles are in vertical alignment. Press down into the balls of your feet and raise your body upward, while pulling your abs in.

The Seated Calf Raise

Sit tall and upright on a sturdy chair with your feet on the floor, and keep your knees aligned over your feet, while making sure that they don’t turn out. Place a weight on your thighs and then press slowly down into the balls of your feet. Raise your heels as much as you can and then slowly lower them back down.