Machine Name : Calf Machine, Seated Calf Raise
The seated calf machine isolates the soleus muscles of the calves from a seated position using a weight loaded lever moved by raising your toes and pushing the attached knee pads.
This is somewhat of a controversial machine. The soleus is positioned underneath the Gastrocnemius muscle and some experts believe it's a waste of time to isolate it, at least for size that is.
The notion is that by doing straight leg barbell/dumbbell calf raises or calf presses (on a leg press machine) you can work both the Gastrocnemius and Soleus that's underneath it.
Others believe the Soleus can 'push' the Gastrocnemius muscle, making for an overall more muscular appearance to the calves.
Seated Calf Raises
Donkey calf raises with a partner, Standing barbell calf raise, Smith machine calf raises
Avg. Price Range : $140-$300