- Take a block or step and placing it in front of you. Grasp a barbell and place it across the back of your shoulders. Make sure the bar sits across the muscles in your upper back, not your neck.
- Stand up on the block with the balls of your feet on the edge.
- Keeping your balance, raise your heels off the floor.
- Pause for a moment, and then slowly lower your heals back down as far as possible.
Balance is crucial with standing calf raises. Due to the fact that the calves can often handle a heavy amount of weight, it is highly important to remain focused and balanced to prevent injury.