- Stand facing safety barbell on rack upper chest height and
calf block on floor just below. Position toes and balls of feet
on calf block with arches and heels extending off. Place hands
on bar to each sides or on vertical rack bars. Position head
in yoke with padded bar around shoulders. Dismount bar from rack
by standing erect with safety bar, away yet close to rack.
- Raise heels by extending ankles as high as possible. Lower
heels by bending ankles until calves are stretched. Repeat.
- Position rack just below lowest range of motion. Calf block
should be positioned so safety bar is close to but does not make
contact with rack. Keep knees straight throughout exercise or
bend knees slightly only during stretch. Quadriceps serve as
synergists muscle if knees are bent slightly during stretch.
- No significant stabilizers