Leg Press Calf Raises

Starting Position: Sit, or lie, on the leg press machine. Place the feet low on the leg press platform, with only the balls of the feet on the platform and the heels off.

Performing The Exercise: Extend the legs so they are straight, then allow the weight to push the front of the foot backward for a good stretch. Once a good stretch is felt push the weight back up with just the ankle extension, pulling with the calves, until the weight is on the toes. Hold the contraction at the top for a 2 count and then slowly lower it back to the stretch position and then repeat.

Tips: This is one exercise where large amounts of weight can be used safely. However, it is important to make sure a spotter is available should the need arise. If there are safety locks that can be left on, leave them on for added safety.

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