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SEATED CALF MACHINE

Machine Name : Calf Machine, Seated Calf Raise

Description

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.

Muscles

Soleus

Exercises

Seated Calf Raises

Alternatives

Donkey calf raises with a partner, Standing barbell calf raise, Smith machine calf raises

Avg. Price Range : $140-$300

 

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