Barbell Calf Raise Strength Standards for Men and Women

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Barbell Calf Raise Weight Standards

Compare your Barbell Calf Raise performance to these weight standards and see where you stand.

Beginner89 lbs
Novice163 lbs
Intermediate265 lbs
Advanced393 lbs
Elite538 lbs

Barbell Calf Raise Bodyweight Ratio Standards

See how your Barbell Calf Raise strength measures up relative to your body weight.

LevelBodyweight Ratio
LevelBodyweight Ratio

Barbell Calf Raise Standards by Bodyweight

Find the Barbell Calf Raise strength standards for your specific body weight.
110 lbs41 lbs89 lbs162 lbs256 lbs367 lbs
120 lbs50 lbs104 lbs181 lbs280 lbs395 lbs
130 lbs60 lbs118 lbs200 lbs303 lbs423 lbs
140 lbs70 lbs132 lbs218 lbs326 lbs449 lbs
150 lbs80 lbs145 lbs235 lbs347 lbs474 lbs
160 lbs90 lbs159 lbs252 lbs368 lbs498 lbs
170 lbs100 lbs172 lbs269 lbs388 lbs522 lbs
180 lbs110 lbs185 lbs285 lbs407 lbs544 lbs
190 lbs119 lbs198 lbs301 lbs426 lbs566 lbs
200 lbs129 lbs210 lbs316 lbs444 lbs587 lbs
210 lbs139 lbs222 lbs331 lbs462 lbs607 lbs
220 lbs148 lbs234 lbs345 lbs479 lbs626 lbs
230 lbs157 lbs246 lbs360 lbs495 lbs645 lbs
240 lbs166 lbs257 lbs373 lbs512 lbs664 lbs
250 lbs175 lbs268 lbs387 lbs527 lbs682 lbs
260 lbs184 lbs279 lbs400 lbs543 lbs699 lbs
270 lbs193 lbs290 lbs413 lbs558 lbs717 lbs
280 lbs202 lbs301 lbs426 lbs573 lbs733 lbs
290 lbs210 lbs311 lbs438 lbs587 lbs749 lbs
300 lbs219 lbs321 lbs450 lbs601 lbs765 lbs
310 lbs227 lbs331 lbs462 lbs615 lbs781 lbs
90 lbs16 lbs48 lbs103 lbs179 lbs272 lbs
100 lbs21 lbs58 lbs117 lbs197 lbs294 lbs
110 lbs27 lbs67 lbs130 lbs215 lbs316 lbs
120 lbs33 lbs76 lbs143 lbs231 lbs335 lbs
130 lbs38 lbs85 lbs156 lbs247 lbs354 lbs
140 lbs44 lbs94 lbs168 lbs262 lbs372 lbs
150 lbs50 lbs103 lbs179 lbs277 lbs390 lbs
160 lbs56 lbs111 lbs190 lbs290 lbs406 lbs
170 lbs62 lbs120 lbs201 lbs304 lbs422 lbs
180 lbs68 lbs128 lbs211 lbs317 lbs437 lbs
190 lbs73 lbs135 lbs221 lbs329 lbs451 lbs
200 lbs79 lbs143 lbs231 lbs341 lbs465 lbs
210 lbs84 lbs151 lbs241 lbs352 lbs479 lbs
220 lbs90 lbs158 lbs250 lbs364 lbs492 lbs
230 lbs95 lbs165 lbs259 lbs375 lbs505 lbs
240 lbs101 lbs172 lbs268 lbs385 lbs517 lbs
250 lbs106 lbs179 lbs276 lbs395 lbs529 lbs
260 lbs111 lbs186 lbs285 lbs405 lbs540 lbs

Barbell Calf Raise Standards by Age

Discover how Barbell Calf Raise strength standards vary across different age groups.
1576 lbs139 lbs226 lbs335 lbs458 lbs
2086 lbs159 lbs258 lbs383 lbs524 lbs
2589 lbs163 lbs265 lbs393 lbs538 lbs
3089 lbs163 lbs265 lbs393 lbs538 lbs
3589 lbs163 lbs265 lbs393 lbs538 lbs
4089 lbs163 lbs265 lbs393 lbs538 lbs
4584 lbs155 lbs252 lbs372 lbs510 lbs
5079 lbs145 lbs236 lbs350 lbs479 lbs
5574 lbs135 lbs219 lbs324 lbs443 lbs
6067 lbs123 lbs200 lbs296 lbs405 lbs
6561 lbs111 lbs181 lbs268 lbs366 lbs
7055 lbs100 lbs163 lbs240 lbs329 lbs
7550 lbs90 lbs146 lbs215 lbs294 lbs
8045 lbs81 lbs131 lbs193 lbs264 lbs
8540 lbs73 lbs117 lbs173 lbs236 lbs
9037 lbs66 lbs106 lbs156 lbs213 lbs
1534 lbs78 lbs143 lbs229 lbs330 lbs
2039 lbs89 lbs163 lbs261 lbs377 lbs
2540 lbs91 lbs168 lbs268 lbs386 lbs
3040 lbs91 lbs168 lbs268 lbs386 lbs
3540 lbs91 lbs168 lbs268 lbs386 lbs
4040 lbs91 lbs168 lbs268 lbs386 lbs
4538 lbs86 lbs159 lbs255 lbs367 lbs
5036 lbs81 lbs149 lbs239 lbs344 lbs
5533 lbs75 lbs138 lbs221 lbs319 lbs
6031 lbs69 lbs127 lbs202 lbs291 lbs
6528 lbs63 lbs115 lbs183 lbs263 lbs
7025 lbs56 lbs103 lbs165 lbs237 lbs
7523 lbs51 lbs93 lbs147 lbs212 lbs
8021 lbs46 lbs83 lbs132 lbs190 lbs
8519 lbs41 lbs75 lbs119 lbs170 lbs
9018 lbs38 lbs68 lbs107 lbs154 lbs

Barbell Calf Raise Overview

The Barbell Calf Raise effectively targets and strengthens the calf muscles by lifting the heels off the ground while holding a barbell on the shoulders, promoting balance and muscle hypertrophy.

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Equipment Needed


How To Perform the Barbell Calf Raise

  1. Stand upright with your feet hip-width apart and a barbell placed securely on your upper back, gripping it with both hands.
  2. Keep your core engaged and your back straight.
  3. Slowly lift your heels off the ground, rising onto the balls of your feet as high as possible, while maintaining a slight bend in your knees.
  4. Hold the top position for a moment, feeling the contraction in your calf muscles.
  5. Slowly lower your heels back to the starting position with control.
  6. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Want to perfect your form? Check out our detailed guide on Barbell Calf Raise for proper technique and tips.

Pro Tips for Barbell Calf Raise

  • Ensure the barbell is positioned comfortably on your upper back, not on your neck.
  • Maintain a controlled movement; avoid bouncing at the top or bottom of the lift.
  • Focus on the full range of motion to maximize calf activation.
  • Keep your core tight to maintain balance and prevent strain on your lower back.

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