8 Most Effective Calf Exercises for Women That Works Best

3. Single-Leg Touch and Hop:


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How to do:

  • Begin standing with your weight on your left foot. Keeping your back long, bend your left knee to touch the floor with your right fingers.
  • Swing your right leg and left arm forward to return to standing, hopping once the torso is upright.
  • Land with control, then slowly lower your torso, and bend your knee to touch the floor again.
  • Do two sets of 10 reps.

4. Seated calf raises:

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How to do:

  • Sit in a chair with your legs bent at a 90-degree angle, feet flat on the floor.
  • Place a dumbbell in each hand (10 pounds or heavier; remember, your calves are strong enough to move your entire body’s weight around all day) and hold one on top of each knee.
  • Slowly squeeze your calf muscles as you raise up onto the balls of your feet (avoid bouncing up and down). Pause and slowly lower back down, without resting.
  • Repeat 15 or more times.

5. Stair Climber:

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How to do:

  • Nothing tones your calves while getting your heart pumping like a good old-fashioned stair workout on traditional stairs or a stair master.
  • Aim for 30 minutes or more per session to carve out those calf muscles.
  • We recommend even doing some runs up and down some outdoor bleachers.
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