Barbell Reverse Calf Raise

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Barbell Reverse Calf Raise

Instructions

Preparation

Place barbell on power rack upper chest height and calf block under barbell. Position back of shoulders under barbell with both hands to sides. Position heels on forward edge of calf block. Lean barbell against rack and raise from supports by extending knees and hips. Support barbell against verticals with both hands to sides.

Execution

Pull forefoot of both feet up toward body as far as possible. Return by extending feet until toes are pointed downward. Repeat.

Comments

Throughout exercise, keep knees and hips straight and support barbell against verticals with both hands to sides. The exercise can be made more difficult by positioning heels closer to edge of platform. Notice barbell makes contact with only non-painted surface (plastic or metal surface).

Classification

 Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Isolated
 Force: Pull

Muscles

Target

Synergists

  • None

Stabilizers

  • No significant stabilizers

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