|Utility:||Basic or Auxiliary|
Place barbell on power rack upper chest height and calf block under barbell. Position back of shoulders under barbell with both hands to sides. Position heels on forward edge of calf block. Lean barbell against rack and raise from supports by extending knees and hips. Support barbell against verticals with both hands to sides.
Pull forefoot of both feet up toward body as far as possible. Return by extending feet until toes are pointed downward. Repeat.
Throughout exercise, keep knees and hips straight and support barbell against verticals with both hands to sides. The exercise can be made more difficult by positionin g heels closer to edge of platform. Notice barbell makes contact with only non-painted surface (plastic or metal surface). See Dorsal Flexor Calf Exercise Analyses.