Cable Standing Calf Raise

Cable Standing Calf Raise


This exercise involves standing on a raised platform with a cable attached to a weight stack. The cable is then pulled up using the calves to raise the weight, providing resistance and strengthening the calf muscles.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Cable Standing Calf Raise Instructions

  1. Stand facing a cable machine with a shoulder-width stance.
  2. Place the balls of your feet on a block or step, with your heels hanging off the edge.
  3. Grasp the cable handles and lift them up to shoulder height.
  4. Keep your arms straight and your core engaged.
  5. Raise your heels as high as possible, squeezing your calf muscles at the top of the movement.
  6. Lower your heels back down to the starting position, keeping tension on your calves throughout the exercise.
  7. Repeat for the desired number of reps.

Cable Standing Calf Raise Form & Visual

Cable Standing Calf Raise

Cable Standing Calf Raise Benefits

  • Targets the calf muscles, specifically the gastrocnemius and soleus
  • Helps to improve ankle stability and balance
  • Can be easily adjusted to increase or decrease resistance
  • Allows for a full range of motion, ensuring maximum muscle activation
  • Can be performed with a variety of foot positions to target different areas of the calf muscles
  • Can be done with minimal equipment, making it a convenient exercise to do at home or at the gym

Cable Standing Calf Raise Muscles Worked

  • Gastrocnemius
  • Soleus

Cable Standing Calf Raise Variations & Alternatives