Calf Raises on Leg Press Machine

How to do the Calf Raises on Leg Press Machine

This exercise is an alternate if your gym does not have a calf machine. Begin the machine calf raise by pressing up the weight with your feet firmly on the platform. (WARNING: this is dangerous!!!!!!!, proceed at your own risk.)Now slowly lower your feet until the balls of your feet are on the edge. Now raise and lower the weight slowly increasing the range of motion.

Machine Calf Raise Spotter Information:

Make sure to stand beside the exerciser in a squat position towards the platform incase the exerciser slips.


DO NOT perform this exercise if their is no grip tape underneath your feet. It is important for your safety

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

  • PRIMARY: Calf
  • Calves
  • Gastrocnemius
  • Machine
  • Isolation
  • 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
379 lbs10.1 501.5 lbs

What is a good starting weight?

Based on an average weight lifted of 379 lbs for all MyFit users we suggest you start at 50% of that weight:

Try 190 lbs and aim for 12-15 reps.


Workouts Plans with Calf Raises on Leg Press Machine

Purpose Type Level
Muscular Definition Intermediate
Muscular Definition Beginner
Sport Specific Advanced
Muscular Definition Intermediate
Muscular Definition Beginner
Muscular Definition Intermediate
Strength Beginner

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Tracking Your Weights

There are lots of easy ways to track your sets and reps. One easy way is through a little book that you can take with you to the gym. This book has progress charts, workouts and lots of tools you can use to always make sure you are improving.