- Attach ankle cuff to low pulley. With cuff on one ankle,
grasp ballet bar with both hands and step far back with other
foot. Elbows remain straight to support body leaning forward.
Attached foot is stretched off floor.
- Pull cable attachment back and up slightly by flexing knee.
Raise knee slightly by flexing hip until knee is fully flexed.
Return by straightening knee and lowering knee slightly to original
position. Repeat. Continue with opposite leg.
- Raise knee very slightly as knee is flexing and return as
weight is lowered. Keep hip from sagging or from being pulled
forward. Heavier resistances can tear apart standard leather
- Heavier resistances can tear apart leather ankle strap. A
cable rope attachment over a towel (side
view | rear
view) can be used when heavy
duty ankle or leg cuff or foot
harness is not available. Keep in mind that this piece of
equipment has not been designed for purpose, so we are obligated
to warn you that using a cable rope attachment in this manner
can result in serious injury including but not limited to loss
of limb or death.
- Dorsal flexion
of ankle reduces active
insufficiency of Gastrocnemius allowing it to assist in knee
flexion. Also see Cable Standing