Choose the appropriate weight. Lift the barbell behind your head resting on your upper shoulders. Your feet are shoulder-width apart.
From the starting position do anupwards motion bystanding on tips of your toes while contracting your calf muscles. Then you stand on your heels with your toe tips lifted. Inhale while you are going onto your heels and exhale when you are going back on your toe tips. Do the required number of repetitions.
Watch for sideways toe tip and heel rotation. Keep your knees in the same vertical plane with your with feet tips.
Choose an appropriate resistance to start.
This is an excellent exercise that gives you a better calf workout than the traditional calf raises. What’s the difference? You start as in calf raises – lift your heels, stay in the position for about one second, return to the starting position. Then you do not repeat the movement but you raise your toes.
Raising the toes is strengthening the neglected front part of the calf (especially the tibialis anterior).
Be very careful with the barbell: never lower your head and do not look down. Do not use excessive weight that could cause injury. Learn the movement first; then gradually increase the resistance.