When doing Standing Calf Raises, instead of facing the weight stack, turn around and face away from it.
Don't worry if you're not able to get the bottom range of the movement...the real advantage comes at the top.
When you hit the top contracted position, you'll notice a MUCH harder squeeze in the calf muscles.
This is because as you come up, you're actually pushing AWAY from the pivot point rather than towards it, as you do in a regular calf raise. Pushing away adds a whole new element of tension to the exercise, resulting in a stronger contraction.
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