Calf Raise – Hammer Strength

//Calf Raise – Hammer Strength

Calf Raise – Hammer Strength

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 the toes (Figure 1).

Fitness Institute Calf Raise

From here, pause then allow the toes to travel back towards the body.   The heels should now be in front/higher than the toes (Figure 2).

It is recommended you hold onto the handles throughout the movement.

Fitness Institute Calf Raise

Classification of Exercise: 

  • Isolation

Major Joints:

  • Ankle

Major Muscles:

  • Gastrocnemius
  • Soleus

Joint Action During Concentric Phase:

  • Plantar Flexion

Using the muscles in your chest, bring the weights together till they are touching. Repeat for as many desired reps. Control the weight coming back down again.

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