Muscles Worked in Seated Calf Raises
Primary muscles worked:
How to Do Seated Calf Raises
- 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.
- Lower the weight by bending your ankles in a controlled movement.
- 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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