How to do a Standing Machine Calf Press

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About Standing Machine Calf Press

Sets Logged
497,989
Popularity Rank
267th
Difficulty
Intermediate
Calves Strength
89 mSCORE 18th
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 gives you more control over your resistance, allowing you to better control the weight you’re moving. It’s an effective exercise for building muscle mass and developing strength in your calves.

  1. Stand upright in a calf raise machine with the pads resting on your shoulders and your forefoot secured on top of the platform.
  2. Hang your heels off of the platform and slightly flex your ankles to drop heel slightly to the floor.
  3. Brace your core to maintain a neutral spine before extending your ankles to raise your heels.
  4. Once you’ve reached full ankle extension, 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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