Lever Seated Calf Extension (bilateral)

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Lever Seated Calf Extension (bilateral)

Instructions

Preparation

Sit on seat and position forefeet on lever platform or foot pedals. Grasp handles to sides and straighten knees.

Execution

Push lever by extending ankles as far as possible. Return by bending ankles until calves are stretched. Repeat.

Comments

Position seat to allow full range of motion. Reposition stance if feet slip. Keep knees straight throughout exercise or bend knees slightly only during stretch (as shown). Quadriceps serve as synergists muscle if knees are bent slightly during stretch. Also known as rotary calf extension. Exercise can also be performed alternative Lever Seated Calf Extention apperatus.

Classification

 Utility: Basic
 Mechanics: Isolated
 Force: Push

Muscles

Target

Synergists

Stabilizers

  • No significant stabilizers

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