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Preparation:

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Sit in incline leg press machine.

Keep your legs straight with toes and balls of foot along the lower edge of machine.

 

Movement:

 

Keeping legs straight, but not locked, press your toes into the foot plate.

Push and point ankle joint and toes to your maximum range.

Hold for 2-3". Squeeze your calf muscles and begin to lower toes.

The toes now come to the direction of your shins until you feel a slight stretch behind your heel.

As you press your heel back up into your next repetition, be sure to feel the pressure of the weight resistance flow into the small toes & then into the big toe.

Repeat desired reps or time. Try to do both bent-knee and straight-knee for variations and new challenges.