Smith Reverse Calf Raise

Smith Reverse Calf Raise

Classification

Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
Mechanics: Isolated
Force: Pull

Instructions

Preparation

Position bar upper chest height and place calf block under bar. Position back of shoulders under bar and grasp bar to sides. Position heels on forward edge of calf block. Disengage bar by rotating bar back. Stand erect with knees and hips straight.

Execution

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

Comments

Throughout exercise, keep knees and hips straight. The exercise can be made more difficult by positioning heels closer to edge of platform. See Dorsal Flexor Calf Exercise Analyses.

Muscles

Target

Synergists

  • None

Stabilizers

  • No significant stabilizers

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