Standing Calf Raises

How to do the Standing Calf Raises

While standing (as shown) or sitting in the machine, lower the weight until you feel your calves stretch. Then push the weight back up feeling your calves flex at the top of the exercise.

Note:This exercise can also be performed while sitting

Spotter Information:
A spotter is used for motivation in this case

Standing Calf Raise Video

These are the muscles , equipment and categories of this exercise.

  • PRIMARY: Gastrocnemius
  • Soleus
  • Calf
  • Isolation
  • Machine
  • Lower Body

Averages for MyFit Users

The table below represents data from over 200,000 exercise logs and gives us an average for this exercise.

Average Weight LiftedAverage Reps One Rep Max Average
144.2 lbs14.6 225.2 lbs


What is a good starting weight?


Based on an average weight lifted of 144.2 lbs for all MyFit users we suggest you start at 50% of that weight:

Try 72 lbs and aim for 12-15 reps.




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