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Exercise Demonstrations

Heel Raises on Leg Press Machine

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Heel Raises on Leg Press Machine Exercise

Starting Position

Follow machine instructions for set up and select desired weight. Position your body so that feet are hip-width apart, toes pointing forward, knees are straight but not locked, back is straight and supported by the pad, and abs are engaged. Place your feet at the bottom of the foot stand, heels off.

Action

EXHALE: Slowly raise your heels up, shifting your weight into the balls of the feet.

INHALE: Slowly lower your heels back down to complete one rep.

Special Instructions

Make sure your knees do not lock. Work through your own range of motion.

Muscles Worked: Calves