This is a great exercise do develop strength and muscle mass behind lower leg below the knee.
If you are going to train your thighs and hamstrings, then to balance out your leg training, it is important to train the calf muscles.
In terms of appearance, having small calves and big upper legs looks silly.
Even though it is a small muscle, the calf muscle is an important part in moving the body in a forward motion, especially in actions such as jumping, lunging, directional change, walking and running.
If the calf muscles are weak and lack flexibility, this can lead to a rupture in the Achilles tendon.
The calf muscle also plays an important role in pumping blood from to the heart.
Once the calf muscle contracts, the blood veins in the muscle are compressed and this blood is sent to the heart.
From a health and functional point of view, the calf muscle is an extremely important part of the body.
Benefits of Dumbbell Calf Raises
There are many benefits to doing the dumbbell calf raise. These are health related benefits and performance related benefits.
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Performance Related Benefits:
Dumbbell Calf Raise Technique
Dumbbell Calf Raise Dos
Dumbbell Calf Raise Don’ts