Standing Calf Raise With Resistance Bands

Exercise / Calves


Standing Calf Raise With Resistance Bands is an major exercise for the calves that strengthens the calves and helps in increasing the strength of the leg muscles. The exercise will not only strengthen your calf muscles, it will also help you burn fat from your calf muscles. The best thing about this exercise is that it can be done anywhere at anytime. The exercise can be done with any resistance band that is capable of holding the weight of your body. So, if you want to improve your calf muscles, start with the standing calf raise.


How to perform the exercise


  • Anchor: Attach the anchor to the door at the bottom.
  • Bands: Attach a ankle strap to the resistance band.

Body Position:

  • One hand on each handle, stand 1 to 2 feet away from the door with your back to it.
  • Raise your arms to shoulder height.
  • Maintain a straight back, a level head, and a taut stomach.


  • Raise your heels off the floor until you cannot get any higher on your toes.

Exercise Tips

  • Push through your big toe as you raise your heels.

Exercise Benefits

Standing Calf Raise With Resistance Bands is a great alternative to weighted Calf Machines. You can work your calf muscles until they are completely exhausted. Incorporate this workout into your regimen to see a substantial improvement in the strength and growth of your calves.