- Position a step (or small block) directly under the barbell, and load the bar onto your shoulders. If performing this in a power rack with a barbell, the bar will simply slide up and down the rack as you perform reps.
- Lower your heels to let your calves stretch, keeping your toes and the balls of your feet on the step.
- Drive yourself up and squeeze your calves.
- … Okay, most people stop here, believing it’s as far as they can go. BUT IT’S NOT! Instead, when you drive up I want you to focus on pushing your big toe into the step HARD. You will unlock more leverage and see a much greater contraction in both calves (see video).
MUSCLES WORKED BY THIS EXERCISE:
- Legs (Calves)