Calf Raises

Exercise, Legs

Calf Raise

When you perform a proper calf raise, you should feel a sensation throughout the entire backside of your lower leg (your shin), along with a slight activation through your hamstrings and glutes.


  1. Begin by facing a wall and standing with your feet hip width apart
  2. Place your hands lightly on the wall for support
  3. Keeping your knees straight, press into the balls of your feet and raise your heels up off the ground as high as you can
  4. Pause at the top then slowly lower back to the starting position

Things to note

  • Be sure to lift your whole body with the raise, don’t just bend through the knees