Standing Calf Raises

Developing the Muscles of the Calves


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1)      Start by grasping a barbell

and placing it across your

traps as if you were

preparing to squat.



2)      For added difficulty and

better range of motion you

can stand on a step or

something similar to allow

your heels to go further




3)      Begin by raising your heels

as high as you can get them

while the weight is being

supported on the pads of

your feet.



4)      Hold the fully extended

position for two seconds

and slowly lower your

calves back to the lowest

position to complete one



*The muscles of the calves are very resilient and will generally respond well to higher reps with less rest in between sets.

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