Leg Press Calf Raise; Main muscle group: calves; Equipment: leg press machine
Add desired weighted plates to the machine. Sit down on the machine and place your legs on the platform directly in front of you at a medium (shoulder width) foot stance. Lower the safety bars holding the weighted platform in place and press the platform all the way up until your legs are fully extended in front of you without locking your knees. Your torso and the legs should make perfect 90-degree angle. Now carefully place your toes and balls of your feet on the lower portion of the platform with the heels extending off. Press on the platform by raising your heels (exhale during this part) extending your ankles as high as possible and flexing your calf. Ensure that the knee is kept stationary at all times. Hold the contracted position for a moment, go back slowly to the starting position (inhale during this part) lowering your heels as you bend the ankles until calves are stretched.
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