Lever Seated Calf Extension (plate loaded)

Lever Seated Calf Extension (Hammer plate loaded)

Classification

Utility: Basic
Mechanics: Isolated
Force: Push

Instructions

Preparation

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

Execution

Push lever by extending ankle 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. Quadriceps serve as synergists muscle if knees are bent slightly during stretch. Also known as Rotary Calf Extension. See Calf Exercise Analyses.

Muscles

Target

Synergists

Stabilizers

  • No significant stabilizers

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