Leg Press Calf Raise
How to: Leg Press Calf Raise
Primary Muscles Used:Lower Legs, Calves
Exercise Families:Ankle Plantar Flexion
- Sit in the leg press and plant the balls of your feet on the foot plate slightly further than shoulder-width apart. Press the foot plate away from your torso and release the leg press from its locked position. This is your starting position.
- Inhale. While maintaining a slight bend in your knees and limiting the movement to just your ankles, lower the foot plate slightly towards your torso. This should cause your toes to be pulled back and you should feel a stretch along the underside of your legs.
- Exhale. Press through the balls of your feet to push the foot plate away from your torso, as if you’re standing on the tips of your toes. Lower the foot plate slightly to return to the starting position. Repeat for the specified number of repetitions before returning the leg press to its locked position.
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