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Standing Calf Extension - Instructions, Variations & Alternatives

Muscles involved

  • Calves

    Also known as

    • Calf Raise
    • Calf Press

    How to perform

    Standing Calf Extension - Muscle Under Tension

    Standing Calf Extension - Muscle Under Tension

    1. Set up & Starting position (standing)
      Standing calf raises can be performed with your feet flat on the floor or on the edge of a step. In this case, position your toes on the edge of the step (low platform) and lower your heels to start the movement with your calves stretched.

    2. Concentric phase
      Rise the heels off the floor and exhale as you contract the calves.

    3. Isometric hold (optional) - Hold the position a second.

    4. Eccentric phase
      Inhale and return to the starting position. Repeat.

    Exercise Alternatives