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Thread: Problem with calf raises

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    Oct 2003

    Problem with calf raises

    Whenever I do calf raises, whether they are on one of the standing, sitting, or 45 degree leg press machines, I have a problem where after each rep, my feet will slide a little bit down on the platform. After doing about 3-4 reps, they are about to slide off so I have to pause and reposition my feet further up on the platform before I can do another rep. Does anyone else have this problem? What do I do about it? It is really interfering with my calf exercises.

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    Mar 2002
    Kitchener, ON

    1) get better shoes with lots of tread so they don't slip

    2) evaluate your calf press movement... are you angled or something that would cause you to slip?

    3) is the surface of the machine slippery? Have your gym install some nonskid safety strips on the footrest areas. You ought not to slip then.

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    Still Plugging Away -TIM-'s Avatar
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    Jun 2003
    Iowa, USA
    I'm with Callahan. If you have trouble with grip on all 3 machines then you should probably invest in new shoes.
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    Stand there for a few minutes, then pace back and forth a lot, huff and puff, wait until everybody's looking. Approach the bar. Back off. Approach it again. Back off. Get some water. Chalk up. Approach the bar again. Then spray some more chalk around. Wait until people start losing interest. When nobody's looking, pick it a little off the floor, and slam it down. Jump up and yell "LIGHT WEIGHT BABY". Then give high fives all around. - Belial

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    100% Natural harryhoudini66's Avatar
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    May 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Maybe the weight is too much.


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