Smith Standing Leg Calf Raise

Smith Standing Leg Calf Raise

Classification

Utility: Basic
Mechanics: Isolated
Force: Push

Instructions

Preparation

Position bar on 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.

Execution

Raise heels by extending ankles as high as possible. Lower heels by bending ankles until calves are stretched. Repeat.

Comments

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 form: Standing Calf Pop-ups involving Quadriceps. See Calf Exercise Analyses.

Muscles

Target

Synergists

Stabilizers

  • No significant stabilizers

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