Standing Calf Raises
Stand flat on your feet, which should be shoulder length apart. Slowly raise up until only the balls of your feet are on the ground. Hold your position for five seconds and then slowly let your feet down. Repeat 10 times.
Seated Calf Raises
Sit on a chair with your feet flat on the ground. Raise your heels as high as you can and hold that position for a count of three. Bring your heels back down and then repeat the exercise 10 times.
This exercise is normally associated with building endurance and increasing quickness, but it is one of the best exercises for building calf strength. Start with a 10-foot length of rope and hold it in both hands with the rope directly behind you. Flip the rope over your head and when it reaches the floor, jump with both feet so the rope can pass under you. Continue turning the rope and jumping. Do this for three to five minutes and increase from five to seven minutes.