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Place shoulders under padded bars. Stand erect by extending hips and knees. Position heels on forward edge of platform positioned under padded bars. Grasp ends or sides of padded bars.
Pull forefoot of both feet up toward body as far as possible. Return by extending feet until toes are pointed downward. Repeat.
Keep knees and hips straight throughout exercise. The exercise can be made more difficult by positioning heels closer to edge of platform. See Dorsal Flexor Calf Exercise Analyses.