How to Do Seated Calf Raise: Muscles Worked & Proper Form

Seated Calf Raise exercise technique

Muscles Worked in Seated Calf Raises

Muscles worked by calf raises

Primary muscles worked:

How to Do Seated Calf Raises

  1. Sit down on the seat, and adjust the knee pad to correct height. Place your toes and the ball of your feet on the foot support.
  2. Lower the weight by bending your ankles in a controlled movement.
  3. Push the weight up by extending your ankles.


Seated calf raises mostly train the inner calf muscle (solues), because the outer calf muscle (gastrocnemius) is in a shortened position.

A variant of the exercise is standing calf raises, in which both calf muscles are trained simultaneously.

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