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Barbell Calf Raise

Barbell Calf Raise
Target Muscles Target MusclesPowerful plantar flexor of ankle.
Synergist Muscles Synergist MusclesPowerful plantar flexor of ankle.
Stabilising Muscles Stabilising Muscles

Description

Preparation

  • With the bar across the back of shoulders grasp it with a wide grip
  • The forefoot should be on the top edge of the block with the heels extending off
  • Lift the bar by fully extending the knees and hips
  • Allow the weights the push the heels down

Action

  • Lift the heels from the block as high as you can
  • Keep the knees and hips fully extended

Return

  • Allow the heels to drop back down
  • A mild stretch may be felt in the calf
Type: Strength
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