Standing One Legged Calf Raise With Resistance Bands

Exercise / Calves


Standing One Legged Calf Raise with Resistance Bands is a great exercise to improve your strength and flexibility. It works your lower body and helps you to gain strength and power. This exercise is one of the best ways to develop the lower portion of your lower body without the tedious nature of adjusting your body weight and pinning yourself down. The idea is simple: stand up, plant one leg out in front of you, hold a resistance band around that leg and raise your other leg off the ground. By varying the resistance of the band, you can vary how hard your muscles are working, allowing you to progress at your own pace.


Steps to perform the exercise


  • Anchor: Attach the anchor to the door at the bottom.
  • Bands: If using short length Bands then attach each end of the band to a handle. If long bands then no adjustment required.

Body Position:

  • Bend down and grab both sides of the band with one hand as you face the door, so that when you rise up straight, the band begins to stretch.
  • Place your inactive foot behind your active calf and your free hand straight out in front of you on the door.
  • Maintain a straight posture with your head, back, and chest.


  • Try to put the majority of your weight on your big toe.
  • Keep the arm holding the elastic straight and pointing in the direction of the door anchor.

Exercise Tips

  • Try to put the majority of your weight on your big toe.
  • Keep the arm holding the band straight and directed towards the door anchor.

Exercise Benefits

A fantastic alternative to the Two Legged Standing Calf Raise is the Standing One Legged Calf Raise With Resistance Bands. Working the muscles one arm or leg at a time can be effective in some cases. You’ll be surprised at how well each calf muscle is stimulated in this exercise.