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Weight Lifting for Women


Calf Raises with Barbell for Women

Doing calf raises with a barbell will strengthen and tone your lower legs faster than doing them without added weight. This weight lifting exercise is relatively easy to master.

Assume starting position as shown.

Step 1
Assume starting position as shown.

Lift heels off floor as high as you can to stand on toes.

Step 2
Lift heels off floor as high as you can to stand on toes.

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