Learn all of the Variations to this Popular Leg Exercise that Isolates your Calves
Welcome to our Calf Raises main page!
Here we’ve listed all of our Calf Exercises that involve raising the heel, the primary function of the calves.
Each page featuring a variation of this exercise includes pictures, exercise instructions, and tips on how to get the most out of these and other Leg Exercises so you can immediately add to your Leg and Calf Workouts.
A Quick Note on Calves Training: Focus on Compound Leg Exercises
As mentioned on our Calf Exercises page, for the best results in building stronger or leaner calves, focus on our Best Leg Exercises. These leg exercises like Barbell Squats and Deadlifts are isometric exercises for the calves but will help you build overall strength. Increasing these lifts will be much more beneficial than all the isolation Calf Exercises in the world.
The Calf Raises
With that being said, some of these isolation exercises should be sprinkled in most workout routines. Variety is important when training any muscle group, but it is perhaps even more important with your calves. Make sure to alternate the calf exercises listed below in your workout routines to be most effective.