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Barbell Seated Calf Raise

Exercise Data

Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Calves
Equipment: Barbell
Mechanics Type: Isolation
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Push
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Barbell Seated Calf Raise Guide

Main Muscle: Calves

  1. Place a block about 12 inches in front of a flat bench.
  2. Sit on the bench and place the ball of your feet on the block.
  3. Have someone place a barbell over your upper thighs about 3 inches above your knees and hold it there. This will be your starting position.
  4. Raise up on your toes as high as possible as you squeeze the calves and as you breathe out.
  5. After a second contraction, slowly go back to the starting position. Tip: To get maximum benefit stretch your calves as far as you can.
  6. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Variations: You can use the smith machine or the seated calf raise machine in order to perform this exercise. Alternatively, you can also use dumbbells by placing one on top of each thigh.



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Tip: Barbell Seated Calf Raise

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8/10

Feb 12, 2014 12:21 PM: Just use a barbell pad and you'll be able to contract 3 or 4 times getting a really nice burn...



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Review: Barbell Seated Calf Raise

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1/10

Oct 13, 2013 10:34 AM: Useless exercises produces more pain than effect.....
I prefer standing DB calf raise



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Review: Barbell Seated Calf Raise

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9/10

Sep 30, 2013 2:06 AM: I'm going to try this today. Hope to feel the burn. My gym doesn't have this machine so I guess this will suffice.



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Tip: Barbell Seated Calf Raise

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9/10

Jun 5, 2013 5:07 AM: Try doing this one with high reps- but keep it strict- don't bounce! Then you should feel the burn. Use a barbell, and use a towel on your legs to stop the bar digging in.



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Review: Barbell Seated Calf Raise

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5/10

May 9, 2013 7:33 AM: can't get this one to work. Placed a 20kg plate on my lap. I did 40 reps. didnt feel the burn.



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Review: Barbell Seated Calf Raise

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6/10

Nov 10, 2012 3:29 AM: more hurting your thighs before you feel any good pressure on your calves



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Tip: Barbell Seated Calf Raise

Exercise Rating
10/10

Aug 19, 2012 6:40 AM: I do this on the Marcy Diamond Elite Smith Machine. I recommend using the barbell pad to cushion the pressure being applied to your thighs. The further you stretch the better(while being safe of course) which is why I used a block that is 4 inches high.



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Jun 18, 2012 7:38 AM: ...



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Review: Barbell Seated Calf Raise

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10/10

Mar 8, 2012 7:01 PM: NC



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Tip: Barbell Seated Calf Raise

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8/10

Feb 18, 2012 9:20 PM: once you raised your foot then you should bring it to neutral position otherwise it would rupture or ligament. This exercise concentrates mainly on soleus



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