Seated Calf Raise

The seated calf raise is an isolated strength exercise for the calf muscles. Your calf muscles consist primary of two components: the gastroc and the soleus. The seated version places greater emphasis on the soleus, which consists of more slow twitch muscle fibers. Therefore, it’s best to perform higher reps on this movement.


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    Sit on a box or bench with your feet flat on the floor in front of you.
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    Flex your calves as high as possible before returning back to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Be sure to squeeze the calves at the peak extension of the movement.
  • Perform the movement with a slow pace.