Calf Raises

Calf Raises

This page provides details on the exercise known as a “Calf Raise”. This exercise improves leg strength and thus helps to generate stronger martial arts kicks. This exercise is also used by many martial arts students in order to stretch and avoid shin splints.

Martial artists also try to strengthen their calves in order to better manage the impact of an opponent’s kick (i.e. calf kick) against their calf muscles.

ll stretches and exercises should be supervised by a trained martial arts instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. For more exercises, please visit the main Martial Arts Strength Training page.

Variety of Calf Raises

Standing Barbell Calf Raise

Single Leg Calf Raise

Seated Calf Raise

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