Smith Machine Reverse Calf Raises

This Calves Exercise hits the Tibialis Anterior, one of the muscles of the calves.

Welcome to our Smith Machine Reverse Calf Raise Exercise Instruction Guide!

On this page you'll learn how to do Smith Machine Reverse Calf Raises using the correct technique. Below you'll find pictures, exercise instructions, and tips on how to get the most out of this and other calf exercises.

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Exercise Summary

Exercise Name:Smith Machine Reverse Calf Raises
Main Muscle:Calves
Secondary Muscle(s):N/A
Equipment Required:Smith Machine

Exercise Description and Instruction:

This is a Unique Exercise that work the Tibialis Anterior Muscle, one of the muscles of the calves. The tibialis runs up the front and side of your leg below your knee and above your ankle.

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To Perform This Exercise:

  1. Place a block or low box under the bar at a Smith Machine.
  2. Stand on the edge of the box with your toes hanging off placing the bar across your shoulders
  3. Lean forward and lift your ankles off the box.
  4. Return to the starting position.


  1. Use the bar for support as you perform this exercise.
  2. Add variety and additional resistance by placing a dumbbell between your feet and/or moving your heels closer to the edge.

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