|Utility:||Basic or Auxiliary|
Standing facing safety barbell on rack upper chest height and calf block on floor just below. Position heels on forward edge of calf block. Place hands on bar to each sides or on vertical rack bars. Position head in yoke with padded bar around shoulders. Dismount bar from rack by standing erect with safety bar, away yet close to rack.
Pull forefeet up toward body as far as possible. Return by extending feet until toes are pointed downward. Repeat.
Position rack just below lowest range of motion. Calf block should be positioned so safety bar is close to but does not make contact with rack. Keep knees and hips straight throughout exercise. See Dorsal Flexor Calf Exercise Analyses.