8 Most Effective Calf Exercises for Women That Works Best

6. Mountain Climbers:


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How to do:

  • Start in a push up position and make sure your abs are tight and contracted.
  • Start running your legs in and out. Repeat as fast as you can for one minute.
  • Mountain climbers are an all-over leg strengthener, and the explosive jumping movement strengthens your calves.

7. Jump Squats:

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How to do:

  • Adding a jump to a basic squats will help work the calves (and quads) even more.
  • Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart.
  • Start by doing a regular squat, then engage your core and jump up explosively.
  • When you land, lower your body back into the squat position to complete one rep. Land as quietly as possible, which requires control.
  • Do two to three sets of 10 reps.

8. Jump Rope:

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How to do:

  • Jumping rope is a great calf exercise, plus it is a great fat burner, cheap, and can be performed just about anywhere.
  • No rope? Just jump up and down on the balls of your feet for 30 seconds. Rest and repeat for 3 sets.
  • Return to the starting position and repeat for required repetitions.
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