Smith Machine Standing Calf Raises - Gethin Variation

The Smith machine standing calf raise is a machine-based exercise targeting the muscles of the calves, particularly the gastrocnemius or upper calf muscle. It is usually performed for moderate to high reps, such as 8-12 reps per set or more, as part of the lower-body portion of a workout.

Benefits

  1. Adds size and shape to calves
  2. Easier to overload on a Smith machine than with a barbell
  3. The bar moves on a track making it easier to get into position and control
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Smith Machine Standing Calf Raises - Gethin Variation muscle diagram