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Calves - General Rules

place the ball of the foot in contact with the pad / platform / ground

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medium stance unless stated otherwise (hips, knees and ankles inline)

keep knees stable throughout (when standing, lock out quads and contract the glutes)

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ensure full ankle flexion and extension (not foot)

only come up from the bottom when the tibialis anterior at the front contracts

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focus on driving the weight through the big toe (not via the outsides of the feet)

when you think you’re up all the way, go a little further (max height); aim for a huge peak contraction and really fight for those inches, bring the heels up as high as physically possible

consciously think also about pulling the knees / ankles together throughout (intention). Don't move them - just create a tension in calves!

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