Seated Calf Press

  • Place two dumbbells on your lap and sit upright on a bench with your feet hip width apart.

  • Lift your heels as high as you can without rolling to the outside of your ankles, then lower to the floor.

  • Upright chair, two dumbbells

  • Lower Legs 

  • Gastrocnemius, Soleus

  • TIP: Resist the eccentric action, the lowering of the heels, making it as smooth as possible.

Variations for Seated Calf Press

  • Loaded Calf Press

    This picture is missing but you can understand how to execute it by reading the preparation and execution.

  • Calf Press

    Holding weight in your hands can fatigue your calves faster than using just your body weight. These can be done holding any kind of extra resistance: dumbbells, a backpack, or even bags of groceries while you wait for the bus.

  • Barbell Calf Press

    This can be done as an alternative to the calf press machine. You can use an alternative weight, such as a weighted medicine ball, if you do not have a barbell.


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