How to do Calf Raise Squat

How to Do Calf Raise Squat Exercise Properly

How to do Calf Raise Squat

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This squat variation greatly activates your calves and strenghtens your legs.

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Major Muscle Worked

  • Calves
  • Quadriceps

Other Muscles Worked

  • Hamstrings
  • Gluteal Muscles

Calf Raise Squat Guide

  • Standing on a flat surface, have your feet pointing outwards and shoulder-width apart with your hands just beside your body.
  • Lower yourself into a squat position while keeping your back straight, shoulders laid back, and ab muscles tight.
  • Squat until your thighs are parallel to the floor and then rise as you lift your heels off the floor. 
  • Contract your calves as much as possible and then lower your heels and squat again.
  • Keep repeating this movement. Do as many reps as you can while maintaining proper form.

Trainer’s Tips

  • You can make this exercise more challenging by holding a dumbbell in each hand.
  • Make sure your back is straight and keep your ab muscles tight throughout.
  • Avoid looking down as you squat – look forward.

How to do Calf Raise Squat

Benefits of the Calf Raise Squat

This squat variation will help build the stubborn calf muscles and strengthen your legs.

You can perform calf raise squat anywhere, without weights or any equipment.

This exercise will also build your butt muscles and build core strength.