Calf Raise Hold. How-to, proper form and tips

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Calves are used in the daily life, when walking, running or using stairs. Standing in your toes is an easy exercise to strengthen your calves.

Video demonstration

(excerpt from 'Calf Raise Hold'Leave site by Goliaz HIIT)

How to and step by step instructions:

  1. Stand up straight, eventually holding to something.
  2. Raise your heels until you are standing on your toes.
  3. Stay in this position.

Hints & tips:

  • Exercise near a wall or something to grab, in case you lack balance.


  • Strengthen the Calves.
  • Can be done everywhere and is office friendly.

Counting & gamification:

  • Count the number of seconds holding, per day.
  • Beat your own record, holding a few seconds linger than the previous record.
  • Get used to stand on your toes in specific situations, such as waiting for something, while cooking, watching tv commercials or in the elevator.

Muscles worked and body parts involved:

Primary , Secondary

Primary muscles: Calves

Muscle: Calves

Category: Isometric