Sit in the calf raise machine and place your forefeet on the foot platforms, with your heels extending off. Place your thighs under the lever pads and adjust the pads to snugly support your thighs. Lift the lever a little and release the safety bar, giving the lever freedom to descend. Hold the handles
To begin, first set the bar on a rack just below shoulder level. Once the correct height is chosen and the bar is loaded, step under the bar and place the back of your shoulders (slightly below the neck) across it. Hold on to the bar using both arms at each side and lift
Place a box or a bench behind the seat of a cable pull-down machine. Kneel on the seat of the cable pull-down machine, facing the bench/box, and tightly secure your feet under the rollers. For reasons explained below, flex your hips a little and dorsally flex your ankles (i.e. point your toes up towards
Flat Feet: Always keep your feet flat and avoid jumping on your toes. If you do this, your front foot muscles will get stronger. In simple words, land on your whole feet including your heel. Steady Pace: Keep your pace steady and maintain a speed of around 60 to 80 steps in a minute.
From a standing position cradle the head of a dumbbell close to your chest with both hands. You should be looking straight forward, with your shoulders back, your spine straight, and your feet just outside of shoulder width. This will be your starting position. Initiate the movement by descending into a squat, flexing the
After adjusting your bike, start. Find a pace/resistance that allows you to work at the suggested rate of perceived exertion (RPE) on a scale of 1 (easy) to 10 (extremely hard). RPE is how hard it feels to work at the level of resistance you've chosen. If it feels too hard, back off on
The Catch: Start with a proper set-up at the front of the machine. Shins should be vertical, lats engaged, shoulders relaxed, and core braced. Torso should be leaning forward at a 1 o’clock position with shoulders in front of hips. From this position, you will be able to create a powerful push-off of the