Weighted Calf Raise

Exercise Machine / Beginner

1 ratings

Equipment Needed

My Performance

Sitewide Performance

  • All
  • Male
  • Female
  • 148.78 lb
    average weight
  • 352.74 lb
    best weight
  • 81
    times logged
  • #119
    popularity rank

Average Sitewide Weighted Calf Raise Weight

  • 160.39 lb
    average weight
  • 352.74 lb
    best weight
  • 56
    times logged
  • #98
    popularity rank

Average Male Weighted Calf Raise Weight

  • 82.63 lb
    average weight
  • 95.00 lb
    best weight
  • 7
    times logged
  • #347
    popularity rank

Average Female Weighted Calf Raise Weight

How to do the Weighted Calf Raise:

Muscles Worked

Calves primary Muscles diagram

Details

The weighted calf raise is a exercise machine exercise that primarily targets the calves and to a lesser degree also targets the ...more

The weighted calf raise is a exercise machine exercise that primarily targets the calves and to a lesser degree also targets the .

The only weighted calf raise equipment that you really need is the following: standing calf raise machine. There are however many different weighted calf raise variations that you can try out that may require different types of weighted calf raise equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper weighted calf raise form is easy with the step by step weighted calf raise instructions, weighted calf raise tips, and the instructional weighted calf raise technique video on this page. The weighted calf raise is a push exercise for those with a beginner level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the weighted calf raise video, learn how to do the weighted calf raise, and then be sure and browse through the weighted calf raise workouts on our workout plans page!

Tips

  1. Keep your knees slightly bent and stationary throughout the exercise.
  2. If you suffer from back problems, strengthen your calves with a calf press instead.

Variations

  1. Do calf raises with a barbell instead of a calf machine.
  2. Use a Smith Machine instead of a calf machine.
  3. Do calf raises with dumbbells instead of a calf machine.
  4. Use dummbells and alternate your legs instead of doing the calf raise simultaneously.

Other Names

  • Straight Leg Calf Raise

Types

  • Force Type: Push
  • Mechanics Type: Isolation

1 Review

  • TylerS
    over 3 years ago
    #

    This is probably my favorite way to hit my calves. I like the machine setup because I can focus everything on just my calves, and not have to worry about balance. I feel like this also targets the calves better than the seated calf raise machines.

Equipment Needed

Tips

  1. Keep your knees slightly bent and stationary throughout the exercise.
  2. If you suffer from back problems, strengthen your calves with a calf press instead.

Variations

  1. Do calf raises with a barbell instead of a calf machine.
  2. Use a Smith Machine instead of a calf machine.
  3. Do calf raises with dumbbells instead of a calf machine.
  4. Use dummbells and alternate your legs instead of doing the calf raise simultaneously.

Other Names

  • Straight Leg Calf Raise

Types

  • Force Type: Push
  • Mechanics Type: Isolation