SEATED CALF RAISE

TARGETS /// calves (primary); none (secondary)

EQUIPMENT /// seated calf raise machine

Well-developed calves are the finishing touch of a balanced physique—they add curves to the legs and strength for jumps and power movements. The seated calf raise targets the soleus, a small muscle that lies under the larger gastrocnemius.

[1]Place your knees under the pads and place the balls of your feet on the platform.

[2]Unrack the weight and slowly allow your heels to drop into a full stretch.

[3]Using your calves, push the weight ...

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