Smith Machine Standing Calf Raise

Smith Machine Standing Calf Raise Start Fit Drills Exercise
Smith Machine Standing Calf Raise End Fit Drills Exercise

Preparation

For this exercise, you need a Smith machine and an elevation to stand upon. You can use a weight disc or a stable block. Adjust the height of the bar and position the elevation, so that you can easily press the bar out of the fixation while standing on the edge of the block. Load the bar with the weight according to plan. Check that the block cannot overturn

Start Position

With the weight on your shoulders let the heels sink down until you feel a nice stretch in the back of the lower legs. Keep the upper body tall and strong and the legs straight

Move

Lift the heels up

End Position

Stand on the toes as high as you can. Keep the highest position for a moment and try to press even higher

Move

Lower the heels again. Keep the calf muscles engaged to make the movement slow and controlled

Repeat

Back to the start position. Repeat for the planned number of times

Purpose

Build strong calves. Strength to extend the feet or stand on toes. Strengthen the muscles of the lower leg, especially the calf muscles gastrocnemius and soleus
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