Calf Exercises

Seated Calf Raise

This is one of the simplest and most effective exercises for the calves.

Seated Calf Raise - Step 1 Seated Calf Raise - Step 2


  1. Sit at a calf raise machine.
  2. Put the balls of your feet on the footpad.
  3. Place your thighs under the leg pad above your knees.
  4. Unlock the bar and slowly raise your toes up as far as possible.
  5. Pause for a moment and then return to the starting position.


  • Practice slow and precise movements with this exercise.

Seated Calf Raise - Muscles Worked

Primary Muscle: Calves
Secondary Muscle: None
Equipment Type: Machine

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