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Calf Raise (Press) On The Leg Press Machine Guide

  1. Exercise Type: Isolation - focuses on targeting and isolating specific muscle groups, allowing for targeted muscle development.
  2. Targeted Muscle Groups:
    • primary: calves
    • secondary: left soleus, right soleus
    • tertiary: hamstring, gluteal

How to perform?

The Calf Press on the Leg Press Machine is an isolation exercise that specifically targets the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles in the calf. These two muscles are responsible for plantar flexion, or pointing the foot downwards. By performing calf presses on the leg press machine, you can strengthen and build mass in these important muscle groups.

Steps to perform this exercise: 

  1. Sit down on the machine and place your feet on the center of the platform.
  2. Your toes should be at the edge of the platform and your heels should be off of it.
  3. Next, push your toes forward to lift the platform, and then unlock the machine.
  4. Keep your lower back and glutes pressed against the bench throughout this exercise. This is the starting position.


First Movement: Inhale as you slowly lower the weights by pulling your toes back until your calves feel fully stretched.


Second Movement: Now, exhale as you use your calves to push your toes forward so that the weights are lifted as high as possible.

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