Watch the video below to see a demonstration of proper form and technique for the seated calf raise exercise. You can also check out some more calf exercise videos or find exercises for other muscle groups.
Instructions for Seated Calf Raise
To perform a set of seated calf raise:
Sit in a seated calf raise machine with only the balls of your feet on
the platform (heels in the air) and your knees above your ankles. Lower the knee pads onto your knees
and secure them in place. Your trunk should be in a neutral position.
Concentric (Upward) Motion
Push the ball of your feet into the platform to raise your
heels above the height of your toes. Remember to breathe normally throughout the entire
Pause at the top position for a 1sec count while squeezing your
Eccentric (Lowering) Motion
Lower your heels under control until they are below your
toes. It is normal for you to feel a stretch in your calves during this portion of the movement.
Repeat steps 1 through 4 until you have completed the desired number
of seated calf raise repetitions before resting.
This completes one set of seated calf raise.