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.


Workouts Plans with Standing Calf Raises

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

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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.