- Position bar upper chest height and place calf block under
bar. Position back of shoulders under bar and grasp bar to sides.
Position toes and balls of feet on calf block with arches and
heels extending off. Disengage bar by rotating bar back. Stand
erect by extending knees and hips.
- Raise heels by extending ankles as high as possible. Lower
heels by bending ankles until calves are stretched. Repeat.
- 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 alternative
Calf Pop-ups involving Quadriceps.
- No significant stabilizers