Modified Pyramid Exercise Guide

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Modified Pyramid is a none exercise that works your calves and hamstrings.

Modified Pyramid is a great moderate move. When done correctly, it can effectively target your legs, lower body, lower legs and upper legs.

It requires mat to do.

Modified Pyramid

How to do Modified Pyramid


Begin in a Left Lunge. Straighten your left leg. Rest your hands on the floor or on your shin. Fold forward over your left leg.

Illustrated Guide

Learn how to do modified pyramid from this step-by-step illustrations:

Modified Pyramid 1

Muscles Worked

The muscles used for modified pyramid may change slightly based on the your trained range of motion and technique, but in the most general case, the muscles used for modified pyramid are:

Primary Muscles

  • Calves
  • Hamstrings

Synergyst Muscles

  • Lats

Frequently Asked Questions

What muscles does Modified Pyramid work?
Modified Pyramid works calves, hamstrings.
What is Modified Pyramid good for?
Modified Pyramid is beneficial . It works the best for legs, lower body, lower legs and upper legs, as it works calves, hamstrings. Modified Pyramid is a great none exercise for men, men over 50, women and women over 50.
Is Modified Pyramid a good exercise?
Modified Pyramid is a popular none exercise for calves, hamstrings.

Training, Progressions and Regressions

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Modified Pyramid Training and Progressions

Standards and Averages

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Modified Pyramid Standards and Averages


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Modified Pyramid Alternatives


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Modified Pyramid Variations

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Muscles Worked Gastrocnemius, Biceps Femoris, Latissimus Dorsi
Difficulty Level(s) Moderate
Equipment Mat
Location At Gym, At Home, Outdoor
Major Exercise Pyramid

Muscles Worked

Target muscle(s) Calves, Hamstrings
Synergyst muscle(s) Lats

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