How to do a Seated Machine Calf Press

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About Seated Machine Calf Press

Sets Logged
1,211,107
Popularity Rank
122nd
Difficulty
Beginner
Calves Strength
96 mSCORE 3rd
Equipment Required
  • Photo of Calf Raise Machine
    Calf Raise Machine
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles
None

Instructions: How To

This exercise is a variation on the more common calf raise. Like the standard calf raise this isolation exercise primarily targets the calves. The use of a machine adds stability to the movement, as well as gives you more control over your resistance. It’s an effective exercise for building muscle mass and developing strength in your calves.

  1. Sit upright in a calf raise machine with the pad resting on your thighs just above your knees.
  2. Place your forefoot onto the lower bar allowing your heels to drop towards the floor.
  3. Grab ahold of the support handles.
  4. Press your forefoot through the bar to extend your ankles and raise your heels.
  5. Once your ankles have completely extended, return to the starting position.

Sets & Reps: How many to do

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  • beginner
    8
    reps
    70
    lbs
    1 Rep Max
    90
    lbs
  • intermediate
    8
    reps
    90
    lbs
    115
    lbs
  • advanced
    8
    reps
    100
    lbs
    125
    lbs

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