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Standing calf raises


COURTESY OF GLOBAL FITNESS

Major muscles used

  • Calves

Performing standing calf raises

  • Position yourself under pads of calf machine.
  • Stand with back straight and place balls of feet on foot pad.
  • Keep your legs straight and have your head up.
  • Raise up as high as possible and hold for a quick second while flexing the calf muscle.
  • Return to the starting position in a slow, controlled manner.

Be careful

  • Don't shorten the length that your heel drops, be sure to get a full stretch.
  • Don't shorten the height that you raise up. Be sure to rise up as far as possible and flex your calf.

Alternative exercises to standing calf raises

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