- Stand on edge of platform, toes and balls of feet on calf
block with arches and heels extending off. Bend over and grasp
knee high bar (as shown) or place forearms on thigh high surface
Allow training partner to mount hips or lower back from bench.
- Raise heels by extending ankles as high as possible. Lower
heels by bending ankles until calves are stretched. Repeat.
- Torso should be approximately parallel to floor. Keep knees
straight throughout exercise or bend knees slightly only during
stretch. Quadriceps serve as Synergists muscle if knees are bent
slightly during stretch. Exercise is more challenging with training
partner toward hips sitting upright. Also, training partner can
hold additional weight in arms.
- No significant stabilizers