Lever Donkey Calf Raise

Lever Donkey Calf Raise


This exercise involves using a lever machine to perform calf raises while standing on a donkey calf raise platform. The lever machine provides resistance while the donkey calf raise platform allows for a greater range of motion in the calf muscles.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Lever Donkey Calf Raise Instructions

  1. Stand on a raised platform or step with the balls of your feet on the edge and your heels hanging off.
  2. Hold onto a sturdy object for balance, such as a railing or wall.
  3. Place a weight plate or dumbbell on top of your thighs, just above your knees.
  4. Slowly lower your heels towards the ground, keeping your knees straight.
  5. Pause at the bottom of the movement, then raise your heels as high as possible.
  6. Hold the contraction at the top for a few seconds, then lower back down.
  7. Repeat for the desired number of reps.

Lever Donkey Calf Raise Form & Visual

Lever Donkey Calf Raise

Lever Donkey Calf Raise Benefits

  • Targets the calf muscles, specifically the gastrocnemius and soleus
  • Helps to improve ankle stability and balance
  • Can be done with minimal equipment, making it a convenient exercise to do at home or at the gym
  • Allows for a greater range of motion compared to traditional calf raises
  • Can be easily modified by adjusting the weight or the position of the feet on the lever

Lever Donkey Calf Raise Muscles Worked

  • Gastrocnemius
  • Soleus

Lever Donkey Calf Raise Variations & Alternatives

  • Standing Donkey Calf Raise
  • Seated Donkey Calf Raise
  • Single Leg Donkey Calf Raise
  • Donkey Calf Raise on Leg Press Machine
  • Donkey Calf Raise with Dumbbells