This version of a calf raise allows you to exercise each leg individually. This exercise is helpful to people who are rehabilitating from injury as it allows you flexibility with the weight.
- Place a block on the floor about one foot in front of a bench.
- Sit on the bench with a dumbbell across your upper thigh and the balls of one foot on the block.
- Slowly raise and lower your toe up as high as possible without lifting your foot off the block.
- Switch feet and repeat.