Donkey Calf Raises

How to do the Donkey Calf Raises

Place your toes on the edge of a block and lean forward onto a bench or table for support. Have a partner sit across your hips to provide resistance (make sure they are not placing any stress on your lower back). Lower your heels as far down as possible and then raise them as high as possible. Repeat.
Spotter Information:
No spotter needed

These are the muscles , equipment and categories of this exercise.

  • PRIMARY: Calf
  • Gastrocnemius
  • Isolation
  • Legs
  • Machine
  • Lower Body

Averages for MyFit Users

The table below represents data from over 200,000 exercise logs and gives us an average for this exercise.

Average Weight LiftedAverage Reps One Rep Max Average
167.4 lbs15.5 267.1 lbs

What is a good starting weight?

Based on an average weight lifted of 167.4 lbs for all MyFit users we suggest you start at 50% of that weight:

Try 84 lbs and aim for 12-15 reps.