Calf Exercises

Leg Muscle Groups

The calves (triceps surae) consist of primarily three muscles that come from two major masses of muscle; the gastrocnemius, which has two aspects - a gastrocnemius: medial head and a gastrocnemius: lateral head - and the soleus.

Another muscle called the plantaris is also present in the calves but works mainly with the gastrocnemius and is considered vestigial. Calf exercises are commonly performed with with heavy weight and high amounts of repetitions.

A list of calf exercises:

Calf Raises (Machine: Leg Press) Image
Capitalizing on the versatility of the leg press machine, calf raises can also be performed on it therefore allowing the user to get a full lower body workout on a single machine.
Donkey Calf Raises (Machine) Image
Donkey calf raises are a great alternative to standing calf raises for calf-annihilation. Like calf raises, donkey calf raises provide an intense, full calf workout.
Seated Calf Raises (Machine) Image
Seated calf Raises are a fantastic way to smash the soleus of the calves while minimizing all other areas of pressure on the body.
Standing Calf Raises (Barbell) Image
Barbell calf raises are a premier exercise for calf-blasting. Calf raises provide an intense, full calf workout.
Standing Calf Raises (Machine) Image
Search no further if you seek the ultimate for calf-blasting. Calf raises provide an intense, full calf workout.