Self-assisted Single Leg Calf Raise (with opposite leg)

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Self-assisted Single Leg Calf Raise

Instructions

Preparation

Position toes and ball of foot on calf block with heels and arches extending off. Place hand or hands on support for balance. Raise one ankle by bending knee forward, keeping forefoot on platform.

Execution

Raise body upward as high as possible by extend lower ankle while straightening knee of assisting leg. Lower heel by bending ankle while bending knee of assisting leg forward. Repeat. Continue with opposite leg positioning.

Comments

Keep knee of exercised leg straight throughout exercise. On assisting leg, keep ankle high and only assist minimal, just enough to raise body in a steady motion. Also see technique with assistance from upper body.

Easier

Exercise can be made easier by exercising both legs simultaneously, even with additional resistance added.

Harder

Us no assistance to make exercise more difficult.

Classification

 Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Isolated
 Force: Push

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