Barbell Calf Raises

The barbell calf raise is a great exercise to perform if you are unable to gain access to a more isolated calf machine.  From my perspective this exercise also teaches control and requires the individual to be able to statically hold weight and maintain balance.  The straight leg calf raise is a great exercise to work on conditioning of the gastrocnemius.  In the video below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients performing this as part of their rehab from an achilles tendinopathy. Our aim is to build them up to handling bodyweight + bodyweight in load and more for repeated efforts.

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.

Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics.

The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation.

The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation.

To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.

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