Seated Calf Raise

This is one of the Simplest and Most Effective Exercises for the Calves

Welcome to our Seated Calf Raise Exercise Instruction Guide!

On this page you'll learn how to do the Seated Calf Raise using the correct technique. Below you'll find pictures, exercise instructions, and tips on how to get the most out of this and other calf exercises.

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Exercise Summary

Exercise Name:Seated Calf Raise
Main Muscle:Calves
Secondary Muscle(s):N/A
Equipment Required:Machine

Exercise Description and Instruction:

The Seated Calf Raise is one of the classic calf exercises and can only be done at the gym.
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To Perform This Exercise:

  1. Sit at a calf raise machine.Put the balls of your feet on the footpad.
  2. Place your thighs under the leg pad above your knees.
  3. Unlock the bar and slowly raise your toes up as far as possible.
  4. Pause for a moment and then return to the starting position.


  1. Practice slow and precise movements with this exercise.

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