Lower Legs Exercise Database -> Donkey Calf Raises


Donkey Calf Raises

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Donkey Calf Raises

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Exercise Details

Main Muscle Group : Lower Legs

Detailed Muscle Group : Calves

Type : Strength

Mechanics : Isolation

Equipment : Bench , Weight Plate

Difficulty : Intermediate

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Targeted Muscle Group

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How To Perform Exercise

This is and old school gym exercise which requires the assistance of another person.

This is an advanced exercise and not recommended for beginners.

The donkey calf raise exercise is an old school gym exercise that requires (at times) the assistance of another person and is an advanced exercise that targets the calf muscle.

Steps :

1.) Start off bending at your waist and lean your arms against a weight rack or bench that is waist height.

2.) Have a partner sit on top of your lower back or place a weight plate on your back for resistance.

3.) Raise up on your toes leaning slightly forward until you feel a stretch in your calve muscles.

4.) Pause at the top and then lower your heels to the floor.

5.) Repeat for as many reps and sets as desired.