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Calf Raises (standing)

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How to Perform This Exericse:

1) Begin with a block of wood or the edge of a raised platform underneath only your toes.

2) Start with your legs shoulder width apart, feet facing forward and slightly inward, with your arms at your sides and your knees slightly bent.

3) Lower yourself as much as possible, and raise yourself onto the tips of your toes.  Some knee bending is expected, but a large amount is undesirable.

Notes: Your knees should be bent somewhat, but not so much that your quads (Upper front of the leg) are doing a majority of the work.  Go with a weight that you can lift your heels about the level of your toes, if you cannot do this, attempt a lower weight.