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Seated Calf Raise

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

Main Muscle: Calves

  1. Sit on the machine and place your toes on the lower portion of the platform provided with the heels extending off. Choose the toe positioning of your choice (forward, in, or out) as per the beginning of this chapter.
  2. Place your lower thighs under the lever pad, which will need to be adjusted according to the height of your thighs. Now place your hands on top of the lever pad in order to prevent it from slipping forward.
  3. Lift the lever slightly by pushing your heels up and release the safety bar. This will be your starting position.
  4. Slowly lower your heels by bending at the ankles until the calves are fully stretched. Inhale as you perform this movement.
  5. Raise the heels by extending the ankles as high as possible as you contract the calves and breathe out. Hold the top contraction for a second.
  6. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.



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Review: Seated Calf Raise

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10/10

Apr 1, 2014 9:47 PM: Is there a workout i could use to replace this one? Don't have machine at gym..



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Feb 16, 2014 12:17 PM: TAKE YOU TIME THIS IS NOT AN EXERCISE MACHINE YOU WANT TO MESS WITH.
START WITH LIGHT WEIGHT AND WORK YOUR WAY UPS



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Nov 17, 2013 9:15 PM: High reps 20-25 and you will feel the burn



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Tip: Seated Calf Raise

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Sep 22, 2013 1:01 PM: Go heavy and SLOW!!! By slow I mean, count from 1 to 10 per rep and you will feel your calves on fire by the 5th rep.



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Sep 8, 2013 2:37 AM: go heavy on this or you're never gonna feel the burn, unless you do 20-25 reps.



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Jun 25, 2013 12:44 PM: Good!



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Tip: Seated Calf Raise

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Apr 27, 2013 6:14 AM: go heavy as possible with full range motion 10-12 reps, this will blow up your soleus!!!



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9/10

Sep 30, 2012 9:27 PM: Great exercise but one question. why does my knee shake when i lower the machine? is it because my legs are all burned out from my previous exercises or what?



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Tip: Seated Calf Raise

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10/10

Aug 16, 2012 8:30 PM: One of the best exercises for the soleus.

Keep toes feet straight (no point to angle the foot) and also do it without shoes to get even larger ROM.



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Jun 2, 2012 3:12 PM: Love any calf exercise but a good tip? Do the seated one with toes straight, toes in and toes out. I do three sets for each of 20 reps each using 70, 80



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