Calf Raises on Leg Press Machine


  • This movement is performed with a Leg Press Machine. It is a variation to the regular standing calf machine. You will find many variations of this at you gym or health club, most leg press machines are appropriate.
  • Position yourself in a leg press machine. You may add weight to the machine as desired. Place your feet at the bottom of the pad for the leg presses. Your toes should be on the platform facing forward close together.
  • Place your hands at your sides. Now, keeping your head forward or up bend your knees slightly. Lower your heels allowing the platform to lower slightly. Feel the stretch in your calves. Pause, then come up on your toes as high as possible, contracting the calf muscles. Keep your knees slightly bent.
  • Slowly lower your heels back down to the starting position and repeat the movement.


  • To target inner and outer calves, point your toes inwards and outwards respectively.
Primary muscles Calves
Secondary muscles