- Position bar slightly higher than lower leg height. Wrap
bar pad around center of bar. Place calf block under bar and
bench near bar. Sit on bench facing bar and place toes on lower
portion of platform with heels extending off. Grasp bar to sides
and extend ankles to raise knees so lower thighs are under padded
bar. Push heels further up. Disengage bar by rotating bar back.
- Lower heels by bending ankles until calves are stretched.
Raise heels by extending ankles as high as possible. Repeat.
- Safety stops can be used to support bar at lowest position,
particularly if it is difficult to rack bar to original height.
If possible, adjust height of bench or calf block so thigh is
close to horizontal. Movement is predominately Soleus. Gastrocnemius
are in active
insufficiency since knees are significantly bent. See Calf Exercise Analyses.
- No significant stabilizers