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Calf raises

Calf raises - exercising the calf muscles adds shape, tone and strength to the lower leg.

Try exercising one foot at a time
What you need for Calf raises :
  • A step and support
  • A gym calf raise machine

how to do it
  • Stand on a step with your heels positioned over the edge. i.e. you should be standing on the balls of your feet
  • Lower you heels toward the floor so that you can feel a slight stretch in your calf muscle
  • Push forcefully on the balls of you feet in order to fully contract your calves. Hold for a count of two
  • Slowly lower into the stretched position and repeat for the desired number of repetitions
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