Smith Machine Calf Raise

in Calves Exercise

Main Muscle Worked: Calves

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Smith Machine Calf Raise - Exercise Guide

Step 1

Adjust the height of the barbell of the Smith Machine according to your height. Load it with weights. Place a block or plate below the barbell of the Smith Machine.

Step 2

Step on the plate or block with only the balls of your feet touching it. Your heels should be extended off.

Step 3

Lean a little forward and let the handle of the barbell touch the back of your shoulders.

Step 4

Hold the handle with both hands on each side. Your palms should be facing forward.

Step 5

Rotate the barbell to unrack it. Keep your knees straight while doing this exercise. This is your starting position.

Step 6

Raise your heels as high as you can. Continue until your calves are fully contracted. Exhale as you do this.

Step 7

Pause for a moment and slowly lower your heels until you’re back to your starting position. Inhale as you do this.

Step 8

Repeat until the recommended amount of repetitions is achieved.

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