Area Targeted: Calves

Standing Calf Raise With Tube Bands Rivals any weighted Calf Machines at the gym. You can bring your Calf Muscles to the point of pure exhaustion. Add this exercise into your routine week in and week out to see significant change in the strength and size of your calves.

Follow the instructions below to perform this exercise:


Anchor: Secure the band(s) to the door with the door anchor at the bottom of the door.

Bands: Attach both ends of the band(s) to one ankle strap.

Body Positioning: Secure the ankle strap around your active ankle and stand 3 to 4 feet away from the door with your back to the door. Position your body with your active leg back and far enough away from the door so that the band(s) are starting to stretch. Keep your back straight, chest up, head straight and stomach tight.


Raise your heels off the floor until you cannot get any higher on your toes.



1. Push through your big toe as you raise your heels.