Type of exerciseIsolation

Muscles usedNone


This isolation exercise is an excellent working tool. The angles and types of exercises must be varied to maximize reinforcement.

Being upright will cause you to lift some of your body weight and having a load on your shoulders will allow you to work deeper in your calves.

Te step will also engage the bust stabilizer muscles. it will also increase your balance in order to gauge the descent enough heels without falling.

This movement works the calf muscles: namely the gastrocnemius (two lateral heads) and the soleus. As well as the anterior tibial and posterior tibial.

Instructions for the standing calves smith machine

  • 1. Position the bar at the height of your shoulders, then set the load you want to use on the bar.
  • 2. Take a step and place it under the bar
  • 3. Climb on the step and leave your heels in the void. Place the bar on the fleshy part of the shoulders.
  • 4. Place your hands on the bar with a spacing greater than that of the shoulders.
  • 5. While exhaling, push your toes up again.
  • 6. While inhaling, release the pressure in your toes, and return to the starting position.
  • 7. Continue your series by repeating the movement.

Several techniques, tips and advice for the standing calves smith machine

  • 1. Be sure to voluntarily contract the calves when climbing.
  • 2.Make sure don't move your knie to focus on your calv 
  • 3. Use large amplitudes to boost the effectiveness of the exercise.
  • 4. Be careful not to place the bar on your neck.
  • 5. To relieve the weight of the bar on your shoulders, tighten your hands on the bar.

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