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Leg Exercises - Machine Standing Calf Raise
Primary Muscles: Gastrocnemius and Soleus muscles
Secondary Muscles: Core musculature for support of the spine.
  1. Position yourself on the standing calf raise machine with your shoulders under the pad and feet placed shoulder width apart on the platform. Keep your back straight, shoulders back and head neutral.
  2. Engage the weight by pushing up through your toes and, lifting your heels and contracting your calf muscles. Hold this position for 2 seconds.
  3. Slowly lower your heels to the neutral starting position.

Heplful Hint:
Stop your heels from dropping below the plane of the platform. This prevents tendonitis in the Gastrocsoleus tendon.

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