Anyone do seated calf raises?

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  1. DatacomGuy

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    Isolation exercise for the calves... anyone do/have done it? Thoughts?
     
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    every week, love em
     
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    ditto
     
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    I switched from leg press calf raises to seated and have noticed a big difference. 1100 lbs on the leg press doesnt burn em as bad as a set of 20 seated with 315. Not to mention way less stress on the knees.
     
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    Soleus though compared to gastrocnemius.
     
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    I've only been doing the normal standing calf raises and 1-leg calf raises.. but need to switch it up. Going to go this route tonight.
     
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    I do standing on monday's and seated on thursday's.
     
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    3-4 sets standing 20-15-10-8
    3-4 sets seated 20-15-10-8

    get heavy with the weight as well but not so much you cant control it
     
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    Do you ever do them after legs?
    Many reccomend it but personally I find it difficult keep my legs stiff/ straight/ locked after the leg workout... if anything I'll only do the seated raises after a leg workout.
     
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    yes for many years, i now do this routine twice a week and not on a leg day..i do it mon and thur
     
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    im so negligent with calves it pisses me off. i think i reallly need to start working on them a lot harder
     
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    Picking up a seated calf raise machine on Sunday for $40.
     
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    i do both (standing and seated) every tuesday :wiggle:
     
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    Interesting; I may need to start doing it this way. So what do you do on leg days then? Just squats and DL's?
     
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    read my routine thread, pretty much that with drop sets
     
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    Every leg day I do them as well as standing. They hurt like hell when I'm done, but they work.
     
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    thats because you're working two different parts of the calf. The standing/legpress works your gastroc(sp?), while the seated works the soleus.
     
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    donkey calf raises w/hot girl ass in thong > that









    but seated calf raises are good too. Great for targetting inner/outer calf too.
     
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    I do seated and the standing machine every week. I like them, but my stupid calves dont grow :|
     
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    Nope...don't want cankles
     
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    yup, but as part of the "diamonds in the rough" routine.
     
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    I hate you.

    Working out calves at home is an effort in futility.

    I'm going to build a calf block and just do it in my squat rack with weight on my shoulders.
     
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    i do them every week
     
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    What do you have 25" calves?
     
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