The Calf Raise places maximum load on the Gastocnemius muscle, to help put a spring in your step! Learn how to perform this popular leg exercise with the team at Fitness Institute!
Machine: Hammer Strength Uni-Lateral Leg Press
To begin, place both feet on the designated platforms. Feet should be roughly shoulder width apart with toes on the edge of the platform. Extend the knees and press through toes (Figure 1).
From here, pause then allow the toes to travel back towards the body – heels should now be in front and higher than the toes (Figure 2).
It is recommended you hold onto the handles throughout the movement.
Classification of Exercise:
Joint Action During Concentric Phase:
- Plantar Flexion
Remember to seek the advice of your fitness trainer, medical and/or allied health professionals, if you are new to exercise or have an injury or medical condition to consider.
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