Tag: gastrocnemius

Barbell front box squat

Use the barbell front box squat to strengthen your front squat strength. It's also useful if you have knee problems, as it requires less weight.

Inverse leg curl

The inverse leg curl (aka bodyweight or Nordic hamstring curl) is useful for working your hamstrings in the absence of a leg-curling machine.

Stability ball leg curl

Use the stability ball leg curl to work your hamstrings in the absence of a leg-curling machine. To make it more difficult, perform it with one leg.

Dumbbell leg curl

The dumbbell leg curl is useful for working your hamstrings when you don't have access to a leg curl machine. Learn how to make it as effective as possible.

Jefferson squat

Learn the two ways in which you can perform the Jefferson squat, a compound lower-body exercise that targets your gluteus maximus and quadriceps.

Kneeling leg curl

Target and build your hamstrings with the kneeling leg curl, an isolation pull exercise. Your gastrocnemius, gracilis, sartorius, and popliteus act as...

Cable squat

As with the dumbbell squat, you can use the cable squat as your primary quad-dominant exercise if the barbell squat is too hard on your lower back.

Sled calf press

Most people don't realize that you can use the sled/leg press machine to work your calves. The exercise is called the sled calf press (aka the leg press calf...

Dumbbell squat

Use the dumbbell squat as an auxiliary exercise to improve your barbell squat or as your primary quad-dominant (squatting) exercise during deload weeks!

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