How To Do Seated Calf Raise
Seated Calf Raise Exercise
Seated calf raises are a great isolation exercise to target primarily the soleus muscle of the calves.
The soleus muscle lies underneath the main calf muscle (gastrocnemius) and will help create a fuller appearance of the lower leg.
For those who want to grow their calf muscle, this is the move to do it.
Seated Calf Raise How To
- While seated, place both toes on the lower portion of the platform with heels extending off.
- Place lower thighs under the pad and adjust to suitable height.
- Unlock the safety lever and start with calves in a stretched position at the bottom.
- Contract both calves and raise the heels as high as possible, bringing the weight up in a smooth, controlled motion. Hold and squeeze at the top.
- Slowly lower the weight back to original position, hold, pause, and repeat.
Form and Technique
Perform this movement in a slow, controlled manner and do not jerk the weights up. Allow for a slight pause and stretch before contraction.
Routine for Strength: 3 sets x 12-15 reps
Routine for Muscle Gains: 4-5 sets x 6-8 reps