1) When performing a calf raise, ensure that your knees are straight and try to get the full range of motion through your ankle.
2) Start by grasping a dumbbell in your left hand and standing on the edge of an elevated platform. Let both your heel drop as far as possible.
3) Keeping your body straight, raise both heels up as far as possible.
4) Pause and squeeze the calf muscle, and then slowly lower your heel back down as far as possible.
5) Repeat for desired reps.