Safety Bar Reverse Calf Raise

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Safety Bar Reverse Calf Raise

Instructions

Preparation

Standing facing safety barbell on rack upper chest height and calf block on floor just below. Position heels on forward edge of calf block. 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.

Execution

Pull forefeet up toward body as far as possible. Return by extending feet until toes are pointed downward. Repeat.

Comments

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 and hips straight throughout exercise.

Classification

 Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Isolated
 Force: Pull

Muscles

Target

Synergists

  • None

Stabilizers

  • No significant stabilizers

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