Seated Calf Raises


How to do the Seated Calf Raises

1. Sit on the machine with your thighs underneath the pads and with your toes on the bottom pad.
2. Lower your heels as low as you can (for a full range of motion).
3. Raise the weight as much as you can.
4. Flex your calves at the top.
5. Repeat.

Spotter Information:

No spotter needed.

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

  • PRIMARY: Calf
  • Gastrocnemius
  • Soleus
  • Isolation
  • Legs
  • Machine

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
114.8 lbs14.4 185.8 lbs

What is a good starting weight?

Based on an average weight lifted of 114.8 lbs for all MyFit users we suggest you start at 50% of that weight:

Try 57 lbs and aim for 12-15 reps.


Workouts Plans with Seated Calf Raises

Purpose Type Level
Muscular Definition Intermediate
Hypertrophy Advanced
Muscular Definition Beginner
Muscular Definition Intermediate
Sport Specific Intermediate
Muscular Definition Intermediate
Muscular Definition 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.