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Seated calf raises


Major muscles used

  • Calves

Performing seated calf raises

  • Sit on seat of machine and adjust pads so that they rest snug on the lower part of your quadriceps (above your knee).
  • Put the balls of your feet on the foot board about hip-width apart.
  • Raise up on toes and release safety stop.
  • Lower heels to the lowest possible comfortable position.
  • Raise up on toes as high as possible and hold for a quick second while flexing your calve muscles.
  • Return to the starting position in a slow, controlled manner.

Be careful

  • Don't shorten the height that you raise up. Be sure to rise up as high as possible and flex your calf.

Alternative exercises to seated calf raises

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