- Place cable belt or dip belt around waist. Kneel before low
pulley and attach belt to cable. Stand on calf block and grasp
support bar for balance. Position toes and balls of feet on calf
block with arches and heels extending off.
- Raise heels by extending ankles as high as possible. Lower
heels by bending ankles until calves are stretched. Repeat.
- Chain may be used to add length to cable so belt can be more
easily attached to cable as long as it is short enough to allow
full range of motion. Exercise step that will not overturn can
be used as calf block. Keep knees straight throughout exercise
or bend knees slightly only during stretch. Quadriceps serve
as synergists muscle if knees are bent slightly during stretch.
See Calf Exercise
Analyses. Also see same movement performed on slightly different
apparatus, Lever Standing
Calf Raise (belt loaded).
- No significant stabilizers