Ballerinas have great calves!
If you’ve ever thought your calves could use a little extra meat – you’re not alone. Few women get around to working their calves like ballerinas – and don’t they have great calves!
One of my favorite exercise routine for calves is to follow what those ladies in tu-tu’s do – a sequence of five key ‘positions’ that any woman who took ballet as a kid should know:
How to work your calves like a ballerina:
- Pick a medium sized weight for dumbbells (5-15 lbs should do it for most women)
- Refer to the below list of positions; Start with position 1 and copy the foot position (not the arm posture, as you will be holding dumbbells at your sides)
- With shoulders back and tummy tight, legs straight but not locked – rise up on to the balls of your feet (raising your heel off the floor) – hold for 1 second – then lower down to the starting position.
- Repeat 30 times for each position, moving to the next with minimal rest time.