Seated Single Leg Calf Raises

Exercise Tips

  • Control the lift, do not wildly lift and drop
    the weight
  • Keep your back straight

Seated Single Leg Calf Raises

This exercise targets your calves and provides a low cardio benefit.

Muscle Group



1 Day a Week to
3 Days a Week


Dumbbell, Seat

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Calves

Equipment: Dumbbell, Seat

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Calves

Starting Position: Sit in a chair or on a flat bench with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor, your left foot out to the side. Rest a dumbbell on your right thigh, holding it in place with an overhand grip.

  1. 1 Exhaling, slowly push down with your toes, raising your heel off the floor.
  2. 2 Hold for a one count, then inhale and slowly lower your heel back down to starting position.
  3. 3Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set, then switch legs and repeat motions.

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