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The calf raise is a body resistance exercise that strengthens the calf muscles in the back of your legs.

Stand with your feet slightly spread apart, your abdominal muscles tight and your back straight. Slowly rise up onto your toes, as shown here. Pause, and then return to the starting position. Repeat.

For greater challenge, hold dumbbells at your sides with your palms facing your body while you rise up onto your toes.

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