Calf Squats

The squatted calf raise is good way to work your calf muscles without the use of any weights.

Hang from a secure object in a squatted position with arms out to your front, with your feet under your buttock.
 

TWO FOOTED RAISED
1 FOOTED START
LIFT HEELS AS HIGH AS POSSIBLE PLACE THE WEIGHT ON YOUR REAR HEEL

Staying in the squatted position, focus on keeping your bodyweight over your heels, to work the calf muscles, which you simply raise in a smooth motion, maintaining a static squatted position.

Hold in the upward for 2 - 3 seconds prior to returning your heels back to the floor.

You may wish to rest the balls of your feet on a raised platform, in order to get a greater range of movement.

For people with good balance, they may decide to perform this exercise on one foot, keeping the other leg extended to the front.

Stretch and Warm Up before you commence any exercise and aim to finish with some good stretching to let your body and mind recover.

Look in the Home Workout area for a great sample workout, if any of these exercises are too hard, then adjust them to your own needs.

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