Category Archives: Calves

SEATED CALF RAISES

PURPOSE OF EXERCISE: To develop the lower and outer areas of the calves. EXECUTION: (1) Sit on the machine and place your toes on the bottom crosspiece, hooking your knees under the crossbar. Slowly lower your heels as far toward the ground as possible, (2) then press back up on your toes until your calves […]

CALF RAISES ON LEG PRESS MACHINE

PURPOSE OF EXERCISE: To develop the calves. EXECUTION: (1) Using one of the various types of Leg Press machines (I prefer the Vertical Leg Press for Calf Raises), position yourself as if to do a Leg Press, but push against the foot pads only with your toes, leaving your heels unsupported. Straighten your legs and […]

STANDING CALF RAISES

PURPOSE OF EXERCISE: To develop the overall mass of the calves. EXECUTION: (1) Stand with your toes on the block of a standing Calf Raise machine, your heels extended out into space. Hook your shoulders under the pads and straighten your legs, lifting the weight clear of the support. Lower your heels as far as […]