|Utility:||Basic or Auxiliary|
Place seat away from platform. Sit on seat with lower back against padding and place feet very high on platform. Grasp handles to sides and straighten knees.
Pull forefoot back toward body as far as possible while pushing platform with heels. Return feet down to platform and repeat.
Feet may be moved up higher on platform if bottom of forefoot can still contact platform with knees straight and back of hips can remain on back pad. The angle of back pad may be lowered back to keep back of hips on lower portion of back pad. Keep knees straight throughout exercise. Also see on alternative machine. See Dorsal Flexor Calf Exercise Analyses.