Seated Calf Raise

The seated calf raise exercise targets your calf muscles, particularly Soleus and Gastrocnemius muscles that is responsible for the shape and size of your calves.


  1. Set up for the seated calf raise by loading up the machine with the weight you want to use.
  2. Sit on the machine with the padding on top of your thighs and the balls of your feet on the edge of the foot pad.
  3. Push up with your calves to take the weight off rack and release the lock.
  4. Slowly let your heels drop as far as possible. This is the starting position for the exercise.
  5. Slowly raise your heels up a high as possible.
  6. Pause and squeeze the calf muscles, and then slowly lower your heals back down as far as possible.
  7. Repeat for desired reps.

​Calf Raise Tips:

  1. Use a full range of motion by pushing your heels up as far as possible and letting the calves stretch out as far as possible on the way down.
  2. Pause and hold for a count of 1-3 at the top of the movement (heels up) for extra intensity.
  3. Try pointing your toes in different directions (outwards / inwards) to work the calves at differing angles.