Dumbbell Reverse Calf Raise

Dumbbell Reverse Calf Raise

Classification

Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
Mechanics: Isolated
Force: Pull

Instructions

Preparation

Grasp dumbbell in one hand to side. Position heels on forward edge of platform. Grasp support with other hand for balance.

Execution

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

Comments

Keep knees and hips straight throughout exercise. The exercise can be made more difficult by using only one leg or positioning heels closer to edge of platform. If you need to assist with hands used for support, use lighter load (or no weight), or position heels more on platform. See Dorsal Flexor Calf Exercise Analyses.


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