- Standing facing safety barbell on rack upper chest height
and calf block on floor just below. Position toes and balls of
feet on calf block with arches and heels extending off. Place
hands on bar to each sides or on vertical rack bars. Position
head in yoke with padded bar around shoulders. Dismount bar from
rack by standing erect with safety bar, away yet close to rack.
- Raise heels by extending ankles as high as possible. Lower
heels by bending ankles until calves are stretched. Repeat.
- Position rack just below lowest range of motion. Calf block
should be positioned so safety bar is close to but does not make
contact with rack. Keep knees straight throughout exercise or
bend knees slightly only during stretch. Quadriceps serve as
synergists muscle if knees are bent slightly during stretch.
- No significant stabilizers