Barbell Standing Calf Raise Exercise Guide
Barbell Standing Calf Raise is a strength exercise that works your calves.
Barbell Standing Calf Raise is a great basic move. When done correctly, it can effectively target your legs, lower body and lower legs.
It requires barbell to do.
How to do Barbell Standing Calf Raise
Place barbell on power rack above chest height with calf block under barbell. Place back of shoulders under barbell with both hands to sides. Place toes and balls of feet on calf block with arches and heels reaching out. Lean barbell to rack and lift from supports by stretching knees and thighs. Help barbell against verticals on both hands on arms.
Raise heels by extending ankles as high as possible. Lower heels by bending ankles until calves are stretched. Repeat.
Notice barbell makes contact with only non-painted surface (plastic or metal surface). Exercise step that will not overturn can be used as calf block. Position rack just below lowest range of motion. Keep knees straight throughout exercise or bend knees slightly only during stretch. Quadriceps serve as synergists muscle if knees are bent slightly during stretch.
Learn how to do barbell standing calf raise from this step-by-step illustrations:
The muscles used for barbell standing calf raise may change slightly based on the your trained range of motion and technique, but in the most general case, the muscles used for barbell standing calf raise are:
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|Muscles Worked||Gastrocnemius, Soleus|
|Difficulty Level(s)||Basic, Easy, Simple|
|Equipment||Barbell, Weight Plates|
|Major Exercise||Calf Raises|