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How To Exercise Your Calves Without Using Weights

How To Exercise Your Calves Without Using Weights

Learn a quick and easy way to shape and tone your calve muscles without using weights. VideoJug shows you how to get shapely legs as long as you practise daily.

Step 1: You will need

  • A step
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Footwear

Step 2: Exercise 1, Calve raises

Step 3: Start position

Lets begin by positioning yourself standing with your feet one foot width apart on the step. Hold onto something to keep your body balanced, a wall is a good idea. Make sure the weight is on the balls of your feet and your heels are hanging over the edge.

Step 4: Lowering and lifting

Lower your heels keeping tension on the back of your legs. And then push with the balls of your feet and raise your body straight up.


Keep all your weight on the balls of your feet and your body upright. Make sure your feet are parallel at all times and do not let them move further apart or closer together.

Step 5: Breathing

For this exercise, whilst you lower you need to breathe in through your nose.

And then when you are lifting your body back up to the starting position, you need to breathe out through your mouth.

Step 6: Review

Do this exercise for 15 repetitions

Step 7: Exercise 2, Outer Calve raises

Step 8: Start position

Return to the original starting position as established in the first exercise. Get your balance, feet on the step with the weight on the balls of your feet and heels hanging over the edge.

Bring your heels together so that your feet face outward at a 45 degree angle.

Step 9: Lowering and lifting

Bend your heels whilst lowering your body down keeping tension on the back of your legs.


Push with the balls of your feet and raise your body straight up whilst breathing out through your mouth.

Keep all your weight on the balls of your feet and your body straight upright. Keep your feet at a 45 degree angle so that your feet are apart at all times and do not let them move further apart or closer together.

Step 10: Breathing

As with the first exercise you should be breathing in through your nose as you lower your body and out through your mouth as you raise your body..

Step 11: Review

You should perform this exercise for 15 repetitions.

Step 12: Exercise 3, Inner calve raises

Step 13: Start position

in this exercise, your toes should be touching and your heels apart so that your feet face inward at a 45 degree angle.

Step 14: Lowering and lifting

Bend your heels whilst lowering your body down keeping tension on the back of your legs.


To lift, push with the balls of your feet and raise your body straight up. Keep all your weight on the balls of your feet, your body straight upright and make sure your feet are at a 45 degree angle.

Step 15: Breathing

As with the first two exercises you should be breathing in through your nose as you lower your body and out through you mouth as you raise your body up.

Step 16: Review

Once you are familiar with the movements of this exercise, perform 15 repetitions.

Remember that doing this workout everyday for a month really can help to firm and improve the definition of your calves.