Tag: soleus

Prone hack machine calf raise

The prone hack machine calf raise is an isolated pushing exercise that targets the gastrocnemius, while the soleus acts as a synergists.

Barbell step-up

Use the barbell step-up to develop balance, coordination, core strength, and unilateral lower body strength.

Lunge

The lunge is a brilliant exercise, helping you to develop coordination, balance, and the unilateral (one-sided) functional strength of your lower body.

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.

Bodyweight squat

The bodyweight squat is great for learning the very basics of squat form, such as how to keep your head up and torso upright as you descend.

Jump squat

Targeting your quadriceps, the jump squat (aka squat jump) is a brilliant compound bodyweight exercise with which you can develop lower-body power.

Twisting cable overhead press

The twisting cable overhead press is brilliant for developing unilateral upper-body strength, as well as for improving core strength and stability.

Dumbbell one-leg split squat

The dumbbell one-leg split squat is great for improving your lunge and squat, enhancing your balance, and developing unilateral functional strength.

Dumbbell forward-leaning lunge

The dumbbell forward-leaning lunge emphasizes glute activation, making it suitable for people who want to avoid excessive quad development.

Barbell sumo squat

Great for inner-thigh development, the barbell sumo squat is a compound exercise that targets your quadriceps and, to a lesser extent, your gluteus maximus.

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