Lever 45° Calf Raise (plate loaded)

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Lever 45° Calf Raise (plate loaded)

Instructions

Preparation

Sit on machine with low back against padding and grasp handles to sides. Place feet high on platform and straighten knees. Position toes and balls of feet on lower portion of platform with arches and heels extending off.

Execution

Raise heels by extending ankles as high as possible. Lower heels by bending ankles until calves are stretched. Repeat.

Comments

When finished, place feet back on platform, engage dock lever (if it automatically disengaged), and lower seat to original position. 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.
 
Exercise is performed on apparatus designed to perform Hack Press. Also see Sled 45° Calf Raise.

Classification

 Utility: Basic
 Mechanics: Isolated
 Force: Push

Muscles

Target

Synergists

Stabilizers

  • No significant stabilizers

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