Next Event: IDFA 142: BRITISH COLUMBIA – NOVEMBER 24

Smith Machine Calf Raise

Smith Machine Calf Raise

 

Target: Gastrocnemius

Preparation
Position the bar at upper chest height and place calf block under bar. Position upper traps under bar and grasp bar to sides. Position toes and balls of feet on calf block with the arches and heels extending off. Disengage bar and stand erect by extending knees and hips.

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

Comments
Keep knees straight throughout exercise or bend knees slightly only during stretch. Be careful not to put pressure on the low back. If there is pain in the low back then bend the knees slightly to alleviate some of the stress.

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