Standing Calf Raises

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Standing Calf Raises
Main Muscle: Calves
Other Muscles: None
Mechanics: Isolation

Stand on an elevated platform that is at least 3 inches off the ground. Place your feet shoulder width apart with your toes and balls of feet on the end of the block and heel of your foot resting on the floor. Press the ball of your feet down as you raise your heel as high as possible. Slowly lower your heels until your calves are stretched but do not touch the heels to the ground during the exercise set. Keep your knees straight during the exercise and do not rock your body. This exercise can be performed with both feet, or by alternating the right and left foot. For added resistance, hold a weight with the hand that is on the same side of the body as the working calf or use a standing calf machine with the weight supported by your shoulders.  Don’t forget to breathe during this exercise.
 

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date: June 21, 2006