Seated Calf Raise
Seated Calf Raise Instructions
- Situate your body inside the machine.
- Have your heels off the foot pad to achieve a full range-of-motion.
- In a controlled manner, flex/extend at the ankle through a full range-of-motion.
- Actively control the concentric and eccentric portion of the exercise.
- At the top of the exercise, think about driving your heel into the back of your knee.
- You are conscientiously shortening and lengthening the musculature of the calf to control the movement.
- Don't just press the balls of your feet into the foot pad.
- Don't bounce the weight up. Really emphasize controlling the exercise with your calves.
- As you fatigue, negate the feeling of lifting the weight with assistance from your quads. This will negate full calf activation.
- Don't go heavy on this movement. Focus on putting the calves through a full range of motion.
- Full Plantar Flexion & Dorsiflexion
- Establish a strong mind-muscle connection and be deliberate with each repetition.
- Experiment with different rep schemes and various time-under-tension protocols.
- Don't actively point your feet internally or externally. This will have no real effect on the execution of the exercise.