Calf Exercises | Single Leg Calf Raise without a Machine (Donkey) Video Tutorial

In this instructional video demonstration I show you how to stimulate the calf muscles without a specific machine. This exercise is performed as part of a Calf training routine.

I was having problems doing standing barbell calf raises concerning safety and stability; so I thought about simulating a Donkey Calf Raise.

You don’t necessarily need a Power Rack to do these in, but you will need something to balance yourself.

The single leg calf raise is an effective exercise and alternating between legs with no rest is a great way to really fry those hard to train calves!

This video forms part of the Exercise Tutorials area on my site:

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