Weighted Seated Calf Raise

Weighted Seated Calf Raise


This exercise involves sitting on a machine with a weight on top of your knees and lifting your heels up and down to work your calf muscles. The weight can be adjusted to increase or decrease the intensity of the exercise.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Weighted Seated Calf Raise Instructions

  1. Start by sitting on a calf raise machine with your feet flat on the platform and your knees bent at a 90-degree angle.
  2. Place a weight on top of your knees, making sure it is secure and won’t fall off during the exercise.
  3. Slowly raise your heels off the platform by extending your ankles as far as possible.
  4. Hold the contraction for a second, then lower your heels back down to the starting position.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
  6. Make sure to keep your back straight and your core engaged throughout the exercise.
  7. Adjust the weight as necessary to challenge yourself and continue making progress.

Weighted Seated Calf Raise Form & Visual

Weighted Seated Calf Raise

Weighted Seated Calf Raise Benefits

  • Strengthens and tones the calf muscles
  • Improves ankle stability and balance
  • Helps prevent injuries such as ankle sprains and strains
  • Can improve athletic performance in activities such as running, jumping, and dancing
  • Can be done with weights to increase resistance and challenge the muscles

Weighted Seated Calf Raise Muscles Worked

  • Gastrocnemius
  • Soleus

Weighted Seated Calf Raise Variations & Alternatives

  • Unweighted Seated Calf Raise
  • Standing Calf Raise
  • Donkey Calf Raise
  • Single Leg Calf Raise
  • Smith Machine Calf Raise
  • Barbell Calf Raise
  • Dumbbell Calf Raise
  • Seated Calf Raise Machine