Lever Seated Reverse Calf Extension (plate loaded)

Lever Seated Reverse Calf Extension (Hammer plate loaded)

Instructions

Preparation

Sit on seat and position heels on lever platform with fore feet extended off top. Grasp handles to sides and straighten knees.

Execution

Pull forefoot back toward body as far as possible while pushing platform with heels. Return feet down to platform and repeat.

Comments

Care must be taken to avoid heels from slipping off platform. Begin with very light weight to insure shoes have adequate traction. Keep knees straight throughout exercise. See Dorsal Flexor Calf Exercise Analyses.

Classification

Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
Mechanics: Isolated
Force: Pull

Muscles

Target

Synergists

  • None

Stabilizers

  • No significant stabilizers

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