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Muscle and Exercise of the Month- Gastrocnemius

by Frankie Wythe on 11 September 2018 09:20

Gastrocnemius

This muscle is a two-headed superficial muscle which is located at the back of our lower limb.

The top of this muscle runs just above the knee down the  bottom of the heel.

 

Calf Raises

 

Instructions:

· Stand on the edge of a step, holding on for support if needed

· Slowly raise up on to tiptoes

· Slowly lower and drop your heels down below the step

· Repeat 3x10 repetitions

 

Progressions:

· Repeat as above but stand on one leg

· Or add a weight to the exercise

 


 

Instructions:

· Stand on the edge of a step, holding on for support if needed

· Slowly raise up on to tiptoes

· Slowly lower and drop your heels down below the step

· Repeat 3x10 repetitions

 

Progressions:

· Repeat as above but stand on one leg

· Or add a weight to the exercise

 


 

Instructions:

· Stand on the edge of a step, holding on for support if needed

· Slowly raise up on to tiptoes

· Slowly lower and drop your heels down below the step

· Repeat 3x10 repetitions

 

Progressions:

· Repeat as above but stand on one leg

· Or add a weight to the exercise

 


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Frankie Wythe

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