Lever Standing Calf Raise (belt loaded)

Cable Standing Calf Raise (belt loaded)

Classification

Utility: Basic
Mechanics: Isolated
Force: Push

Instructions

Preparation

Place lever belt or dip belt around waist. Kneel before lever and attach belt. Stand on calf block and grasp support bar for balance. Position toes and balls of feet on calf block with arches and heels extending off.

Execution

Raise heels by extending ankles as high as possible. Lower heels by bending ankles until calves are stretched. Repeat.

Comments

Chain with attachment can be preattached to lever so belt can be more easily attached as long as it is short enough to allow full range of motion. Keep knees straight throughout exercise or bend knees slightly only during stretch. Quadriceps serve as synergists muscle if knees are bent slightly during stretch. See Calf Exercise Analyses. Also see same movement performed on slightly different apparatus, Cable Standing Calf Raise.

Muscles

Target

Synergists

Stabilizers

  • No significant stabilizers

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