Equipment
Dumbbells
Body Parts
Calves

Step-by-step instructions

1. Use a seated calf raise machine or sit on a bench and rest the balls of your feet on a block or step (and hold dumbbells on your thighs for resistance).
2. Your knees should be bent 90 degrees and your toes turned out about 15 degrees.
3. Allow your heels to drift toward the floor until you feel a stretch in your calves.
4. Now drive the balls of your feet into the platform and raise your heels as high as possible.