Calf Exercises: How to Donkey Raise


Calf Exercises: How to Donkey Raise

The Donkey Calf raise is a great exercise for the calves, but my gym doesn’t have a dedicated machine.


  • Position the higher pad on the machine such that when you position yourself as shown in the pictures, the weights must be slightly lifted.
  • Keeps your knees slightly bent, the balls of your feet on the platform, and your waist bent 90 degrees. Lower your heels until you feel a stretch in the calves.
  • Slowly raise the weight by pushing through the balls of your feet and contract your calves.
  • Hold for 2 seconds then repeat.


  • To target inner and outer calves, point your toes inwards and outwards respectively.

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