The Seated Calf Raise is a lower body exercise that primarily targets the calves. This is an isolation exercise which is well suited to beginner lifters.
- The step is important so your heels can go down below horizontal at the bottom of the movement to get a full stretch on the calf muscle.
- Place a pair of heavy dumbbells on your knees and your feet on a step.
- Raise the dumbbells slowly by contracting your calf muscles and pause at the top before slowly lowering the weights, letting your feet drop below horizontal at the bottom.