Calf Raises Standing

Standing calf raise start/finish position. Standing calf raise middle position.

Here is how you properly perform a standing calf raise:

1. Stand on the bottom step so that the balls of your feet are on the edge of the step and the heels extend over the edge.

2. Position your shoulders beneath the pads, and place your hands on either side of the pads.

3. Keeping your legs straight, rise up onto the toes as high as possible.

4. Return slowly to a position where your heels are hanging down as far as possible. This will ensure a good stretch.

The following is a list of don'ts:

> Rock back and forth.

>- Perform the exercise rapidly.

The following is a list of do's:

> Keep your abdominals tight and back erect. >- Keep your legs straight.

> If it burns, you're doing it right.

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