45 Degree Calf Raise Video Guide

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  • Strength
  • Machine
  • Isolation
  • Push
  • Beginner
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Calves Exercises Diagram Target Muscle Group

Exercise Instructions

  1. Load the desired weight on a 45 degree leg press and sit down on the seat.
  2. Place the balls of your feet on the bottom edge of the foot plate at around shoulder width apart.
  3. Push the weight up and disengage the weight platform from the safety using the handles by your sides.
  4. Slowly allow your toes to come back as far as possible. This is the starting position for the exercise.
  5. Keeping your legs straight, slowly push your toes up as far as possible.
  6. Squeeze the calf muscles, and then slowly lower the weight back to the starting position.
  7. Repeat for desired reps.

Exercise Tips:

  1. Make sure the balls of your feet are right on the edge of the foot plate. If you position them further in the exercise becomes easier.
  2. Use a full range of motion by allowing your toes to come back and then raising them as far as possible.
  3. Keep the rep timing slow and control the weight - don't bounce!
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Posted Wed, 07/31/2013 - 06:38
Sara

I'm just working out from home and don't have this machine. Substitutions??

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Posted Mon, 01/27/2014 - 17:10
Nicole

If you are working out from home you can hold a weight in your hand and raise up on your toes.

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Posted Tue, 01/13/2015 - 09:06
Joe

No. Buy the machine. It's the only way. You can't afford it? Get a job!

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Posted Sat, 12/29/2012 - 15:51
Joe

is there an alternate for this exercise??? i need a burn exercise already doing standing calf raise as a muscle exercise and this is all on a workout that im starting on monday

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Posted Tue, 11/06/2012 - 13:26
chris

you should never lock your knees with any exercise

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Posted Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:59
Peter

Do you lock your knees in this exercise?