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http://uk.blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-klZeD ... ZjA--?cq=1
I was wondering what ideas you guys had for adding weight to standing calf raises? I work out at home so I don't have access to some of those nifty machines. I've tried using the barbell in a squat rack, but I've really had problems maintaining my balance to actually get the reps out. (I tend to fall forward, or I can't get my feet up onto the platform, etc.)
Previously I had been loading ~100lbs of plates in an old bookbag and putting that on my back. That allowed me to get onto a platform and my hands were free to balance myself on a nearby column. This has worked great but I'm ready to move the weight up and I can't fit anymore plates in the bookbag; plus she's seen better days and is beginning to let go.
I was thinking maybe a dip belt, but how much weight can you realistically put on those without tearing your hips off?
How do you folks do it?