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How To Do A Weighted Stair Calf Raise

Instructional Video


Written Instructions

  1. Find an elevated surface, whether that be a step or stairs.
  2. Step up onto the stair with the balls of your feet resting on the step so your arch and heel is hovering.
  3. Hold a dumbbell in one hand down by your side with a neutral grip, palms facing toward your body. The other hand can be used as support by holding onto a wall or other fixed structure.
  4. Start by lowering your heels down so that your toes come up off the step.
  5. Once your toes pointing upwards, squeeze your calf muscles to bring your weight up onto your toes slowly.
  6. Come as high up as you can onto your toes whilst maintaining your balance.
  7. Gently lower yourself back down and repeat.


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