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Old 09-03-2011, 12:12 PM   #21
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I think calf raises on a smith machine is a good option. I used to do them and I would stand on one of those step/platform things that they use in different group classes. It doesn't have to be high to get full ROM.

I also used to to do them with leg presses and thought it worked well.
Both great options if you ask me.
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I think calf raises on a smith machine is a good option. I used to do them and I would stand on one of those step/platform things that they use in different group classes. It doesn't have to be high to get full ROM.

I also used to to do them with leg presses and thought it worked well.
Both great options if you ask me.
Thanks BigJosh!

I think, first, I'll try the smith machine and the low step, if no-one is using the solitary machine they have (very small gym).

They also have a step/stair/mountain climber?? style machine. I queried whether that would work and if both legs are done together, it seems to give a good deal of resistance when set on harder levels...so, that's another option.

Having a variety of options is great because if a few of the machines/stations are taken up it still leaves me with choices. And, hopefully, this thread may benefit others too.
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