Strength: Squat calf rises - Women's Running

Strength: Squat calf raises

Author: Chris Macdonald

Read Time:   |  May 15, 2014

Strength: Squat calf raises

Strength: Squat calf raises employ several different muscle groups that you use when running and will improve your stamina and explosive fitness.


  • Stand with your feet slightly wider than your shoulders.
  • Hold a light weight in each hand between your legs.
  • Bend your knees to perform a squat and lower the weights to the floor.
  • Hold the bottom position and lift up onto your toes.
  • Lower your heels back to the floor and straighten your legs.
  • This counts as one repetition.



Be safe

Keep your back straight and look up, not down at your feet.

Chris Macdonald

Editor-at-Large, Women's Running

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