- Set barbell on power rack upper chest height with calf block
under barbell. Position back of shoulders under barbell with
both hands to sides. Position toes and balls of feet on calf
block with arches and heels extending off. Lean barbell against
rack and raise from supports by extending knees and hips. Support
barbell against verticals with both hands to sides.
- Raise heels by extending ankles as high as possible. Lower
heels by bending ankles until calves are stretched. Repeat.
- Notice barbell makes contact with only non-painted surface
(plastic or metal surface). Exercise step that will not overturn
can be used as calf block. Position rack just below lowest range
of motion. Keep knees straight throughout exercise or bend knees
slightly only during stretch. Quadriceps serve as synergists
muscle if knees are bent slightly during stretch. See Calf
- No significant stabilizers