Weighted Single Leg Calf Raise

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Weighted Single Leg Calf Raise

Instructions

Preparation

Hang weight from dip belt around waist. Position toes and ball of foot on calf block end of platform with heel and arch extending off. Place hand or hands on support for balance. Lift other leg to rear by bending knee.

Execution

Raise heel by extending ankle as high as possible. Lower heel by bending ankle until calf is stretched. Repeat. Continue with opposite leg.

Comments

Keep knee straight throughout exercise or bend knee slightly only during stretch. Quadriceps serve as synergists muscle if knee is bent slightly during stretch. Use lighter load if you need to assist with hands used for support.

Classification

 Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Isolated
 Force: Push

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