Exercise Guide

Calf Raise, Lying

Calves, Glutes
Lower Back, Rectus Abdominis, Hamstrings
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required:Seat / Exercise Ball
Variations available (4)
Starting PositionExecution
Starting Position (Alternative)Execution (Alternative)

Starting Position

  • lay your head and shoulders onto a chair or a gym ball
  • if you use the gym ball, you can require the abs even more because of the instability of the ball
  • bend the knees until the shanks are vertical to the ground
  • your body is in a horizontal line from head to knees
  • for more stability, you can stretch out your arms to the sides

Correct Execution

  • brace the abs and the glutes
  • lift the heels and get your feet on the balls
  • hold this position for a short moment
  • afterwards, come back to the starting position and repeat

tip for the workout

  • impede the exercise by holding one leg hovering across the ground and working out the other one
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