Band Calf Raise

Band Calf Raise


This exercise involves standing on the edge of a step or platform with the balls of your feet on the edge and your heels hanging off. You then raise your heels up as high as you can, using a resistance band around your calves to add extra resistance. This exercise targets the calf muscles and can help improve ankle stability and balance.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Band Calf Raise Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and place a resistance band around the balls of your feet.
  2. Hold onto a stable surface, such as a wall or chair, for balance.
  3. Raise your heels off the ground, keeping your toes on the ground.
  4. Hold for a few seconds at the top of the movement.
  5. Slowly lower your heels back down to the ground.
  6. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Band Calf Raise Form & Visual

Band Calf Raise

Band Calf Raise Benefits

  • Strengthens and tones the calf muscles
  • Improves ankle stability and balance
  • Can be done anywhere with a resistance band
  • Allows for progressive overload by increasing band resistance
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels by adjusting band tension and reps

Band Calf Raise Muscles Worked

  • Gastrocnemius
  • Soleus

Band Calf Raise Variations & Alternatives

  • Single-leg band calf raise
  • Seated band calf raise
  • Standing band calf raise with weight
  • Donkey calf raise with band
  • Reverse band calf raise