Calf exercises

Squat Calf Raises

The squat calf raise is a torturous exercise designed by powerlifters to be able to work on the calves during a technique day.

The standing position utilised inthis movement works primarily the gastrocnemius calf muscle. By utilising the squat movement as a "rest" period, you are working on deep squat technique (the famous "arse to grass" phrase) and keeping the rest period quite short, almost similar to a rest pause technique. Famously, Ingrid almost crippled one of our trainees one day with this, and he couldn't walk for about a week, so I would recommend easing your way in to these!