Standing Barbell Calf Raises

Purpose: An excellent way to build mass in the calf muscles.

Implementation Stand with a barbell on your shoulders as if you were going to squat. Place your feet hip-width apart, and place your toes on a platform, weight or block a couple of inches off the ground. Your heels should be on the floor. Put your weight on the balls of your feet so you're leaning forward slightly. Rise all the way up onto your toes. Feel the contraction 'in your calves and pause for about 2 seconds at the top, then lower slowly and under control to the starting position.  Your arms should remain in position, though your body will probably be more upright. Lower.  Notes:  You can use anything in your home for a platform, ex:  your stairs, a board of any kind, some books, anything to elevate your heels slightly.

 
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