Lever Alternating Seated Calf Extension

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Lever Alternating Seated Calf Extension

Instructions

Preparation

Sit on seat and position forefeet on pedals. Grasp handles to sides and straighten knees.

Execution

Push left pedal by extending ankle as far as possible while allowing right pedal to return back until calf is stretched. Reverse motion by pushing right pedal and allowing left pedal to return back. Continue to alternate motion.

Comments

Position seat to allow full range of motion. Reposition stance if feet slip. Keep knees straight throughout exercise or bend knees slightly only during stretch. Quadriceps serve as synergists muscle if knees are bent slightly during stretch. Also see Lever Alternating Bent Knee Seated Calf Extension.

Classification

 Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Isolated
 Force: Push

Muscles

Target

Synergists

Stabilizers

  • No significant stabilizers

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