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Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by ObsceneJester, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. ObsceneJester

    ObsceneJester Banned Banned

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    I was wondering if I could get more info on certain lifts I've heard about ..

    What excatly is a Standing Leg curl, Single leg extension, standing calf raise, seated calf raise

    Thanks Sherdog
     
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    HULKAMANIA Blue Belt

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    They're things you're probably better off avoiding.
     
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    OK. I won't be such a jerk. I seriously wouldn't advise you to include them into your routine, but, if you want definitions, here they are:

    Standing Leg Curl: Usually done with a cable. It involves drawing your heel up to your butt against resistance.

    Single Leg Extension: You do a leg extension (on a leg extension machine which you can google) with one leg instead of two.

    Standing Calf Raise: Possibly the only slightly useful one of the bunch. You stand on a raised platform (stairs, box, bench, whatever) with your toes and the balls of your feet only. The rest of your foot hangs off. Then you raise your heels. You can google pics of this, too.

    Seated Calf Raise: A calf raise done on a machine which allows you to mimic the motion of a standing calf raise from a seated position.
     
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    Strengthening your hamstrings is good for protecting your ACL.
    The other motions are teh ghey. I still do them sometimes though, for the girls, you know.
     
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    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Actually, both the leg curls and the standing calf raises are useful for preventing injury.

    This are two of the only exercises where you don't move a lot of weight or assist in moving a lot of weight that are still part of a great many athlete's regimens.
     
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    i was going to say something along those lines...but as madmick said they are good for injury prevention/rehab. ive been doing leg extensions for an achy knee and its feeling as good as it has in a long while. i also did calf-raises for a badly sprained ankle a while ago.
     
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    Ah, ha! Then you folks should be posting in MY RECOVERY THREAD and enlightening my poor, dumb ass. Thanks!
     
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    Actually leg extensions are pretty bad for bad knees due to extreme shear forces they place on your ligaments when your legs are extended.
     

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