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Kneel before low pulley and attach cable belt or dip belt to cable. Stand on edge of platform and grasp support bar for balance. Position toes and balls of feet on platform with arches and heels extending off. Lift one leg up off of floor.
Raise heel by extending ankle as high as possible. Lower heel by bending ankle until calf is stretched. Repeat.
A short chain may be used to add length to cable so belt can be more easily attached to cable as long as it is short enough to allow full range of motion. Calf block or exercise step that will not overturn can be used as platform. A short chain may be used, so belt can be more easily attached to cable as long as it is short enough to allow full range of motion. Keep knee straight throughout exercise or bend knee slightly only during stretch. Quadriceps serve as synergists muscle if knees are bent slightly during stretch. See Calf Exercise Analyses.