Calf Raise Machines




CALF RAISE MACHINES

When you head to the gym for a leg workout, you may focus on the large muscles of the thighs and hips -- neglecting your lower legs. Taking time to work the calf muscles offers aesthetic and biomechanical benefits. Skipping training for the muscles of the calf can make you prone to injury, so make an effort to target them in your next lower body strength-training session.

The calf muscles act to stabilize your ankles and feet. When your calves are strong, they are better able to provide this service and can help prevent rolling or excessive pronation or supination -- in which your foot turns inward or outward, respectively. Runners, walkers and those who play team sports benefit from strong lower leg muscles that keep the mechanics of the lower leg in line.

Your calves work to lift the heel when you run, walk and jump. The gastrocnemius muscle, in particular, is involved in generating power during these activities. Basketball and volleyball players, for example, can increase their vertical jump by targeting the muscles of the calf.

Calf raises are a popular strength training exercise. You can do them as a bodyweight exercise, using only the weight of your own body to train your calves or as a weighted exercise with dumbbells. A barbell, or ankle weights provide additional resistance for muscle strengthening purposes. Check with your doctor prior to beginning any new form of training. 

Calf RaisesBody-Solid Leverage Squat Calf Machine GSCL360

To properly perform a calf raise, stand near a wall with your hands on the wall for support and balance. Lift one foot off the ground, pointing it behind you. Rise up on the ball of your other foot as high as you can go. Lower back down to the ground, not allowing your heel to touch the ground in between repetitions. Perform one set of 10 to 12 repetitions. Switch legs and perform one set on the other leg. Do three sets on each leg, alternating legs to give your muscles a recovery period. Master a calf raise in this setting prior to adding any resistance to the exercise.

One of the benefits of calf raises is improved muscular strength. The muscles in your calf are your gastrocnemius and soleus muscles. Your gastrocnemius, the larger of the two muscles, runs from the bottom of your thigh bone down to your Achilles tendon. Your soleus, located underneath your gastrocnemius, starts at the top of your tibia in your lower leg and also attaches to your Achilles tendon. Calf raises will not only strengthen these two muscles, they will also give definition to your lower leg, improving its appearance.

Athletes who participate in basketball, track, cheerleading and gymnastics are always looking for ways to jump higher. Calf raises are one answer to this quest. By building stronger gastrocnemius and soleus muscles with calf raises you can increase your vertical jump. According to the Sports Fitness Advisor website, a training program that includes calf raises can help you increase your vertical by as much as 12 inches. Be careful not to over train your calf muscles with calf raises. Take one day off between each training session so your calves can recover and rebuild, growing stronger.

 

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Body-Solid Leg & Calf Press Machine

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A proper leg workout not only strengthens the glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings and calves, it also works the cardiovascular systems and burns fat.

Body-Solid Leg & Calf Press Machine advanced design reduces spinal compression while allowing full range of motion in a natural biomechanically efficient movement. The machine features pillow block and sealed ball bearings for precision alignment and friction-free motion.

The fully adjustable DuraFirm™ back pad has an ergonomically designed two-position press plate to provide users of every size with a complete leg and calf workout.

With gracefully curved frames constructed from sleek, power-coated tubing that exhibits a modern, design-forward aesthetic, the Body-Solid Leg & Calf Press Machinen builds form into function and value into a superior modular strength training system.


 

Body-Solid Pro Dual Leg Press/Calf Press DCLP-SF

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With gracefully curved frames constructed from sleek, power-coated tubing that exhibits a modern, design-forward aesthetic, the Body-Solid Pro Dual Leg Press/Calf Press DCLP-SF builds form into function and value into a superior modular strength training system. The Body-Solid Pro Dual Leg Press/Calf Press DCLP-SF is designed to provide an intense workout while eliminating strain, the Body-Solid Pro Dual Leg Press/Calf Press DCLP-SF pieces are hard to beat. Easy and convenient step in entry makes getting started a breeze. Thick, comfortable DuraFirm™ pads reduce fatigue and discomfort allowing you keep working out. Rock solid support and stability is delivered via heavy-gauge steel frames with all-4-side welded construction. The fully shrouded weight stack offers a safe and attractive machine that is sure to be a hit in any facility.

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Powertec Levergym Squat Calf (L-SC13)

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  • Powertec Levergym Squat Calf (L-SC13) 
  • Setting the foot plate at the correct angle and properly positioning the plate load, all stress and pressure is taken off the lower back and knees
  • The resistance is focused totally on the thighs to drive the motion
  • An innovative Slide Handle bar is incorporated that allows the user to start and stop the exercise in the top position
  • Squat Lever Arm: 500 lbs.; Weights sold separately

 

Powertec Levergym Squat Calf (L-SC13)

A proper leg workoPowertec Levergym Squat Calf (L-SC13)ut not only strengthens the glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings and calves, it also works the cardiovascular systems and burns fat.The Powertec Leverage Squat/Calf L-SC13 builds form into function and value into a superior modular strength training system. The Powertec Leverage Squat/Calf L-SC13 is designed to provide an intense workout while eliminating strain, the Powertec Leverage Squat/Calf L-SC13 pieces are hard to beat. Easy and convenient step in entry makes getting started a breeze. Thick, comfortable DuraFirm™ pads reduce fatigue and discomfort allowing you keep working out. Rock solid support and stability is delivered via heavy-gauge steel frames with all-4-side welded construction.

The Powertec Leverage Squat/Calf L-SC13 is specially designed to focus on your calves, glutes, hamstrings and quads. The Powertec Leverage Squat/Calf L-SC13  is one of the best ways to work your calves, glutes, hamstrings and quads in a safe and efficient manner.

Powertec Levergym Squat Calf (L-SC13)

 

Body-Solid Leverage GSCL360 Squat Machine

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  • Exclusive durafirm shoulder and back pads are specifically contoured to conform to shoulders
  • Heavy-gauge diamond plate foot platform is set to an ideal of 20-degree pitch
  • Mainframe constructed of extra-large 3 x 3-Inch (width x depth)
  • Measures 43 x 56 x 62-Inch (width x height x depth), 12-gauge steel with four-sided welding
  • Includes limited lifetime manufacturer's warranty

Body-Solid Leverage Squat Calf Machine GSCL360

Body-Solid Leverage Squat Calf Machine GSCL360

 

Body-Solid GSCR349 Seated Calf Raise Machine

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A combination of user-friendly ergonomic design and advanced biomechanical engineering, the GSCR349 was created to increase calf muscle interaction and speed the rate of development. This is achieved by the use of a unique foot platform design that eliminates stress compression on the ball of the foot while providing maximum range of motion for deep muscle fiber penetration. The weight carriage is designed for a 3:1 weight ratio and pivots on precision pillow block and sealed ball bearings for smooth friction-free movement through heavy-duty calf-blasting workouts. In order to carry the heaviest loads, the main frame is constructed of 2" x 3" 11-gauge high-tensile strength steel, making the GSCR349 perfect for high traffic, heavy use gyms and clubs.

Super-durable, full 3" thick DuraFirm™ padding supplies the comfort even during workouts with enormous poundage. The Body-Solid Lifetime In-Home Warranty and Full Commercial Warranty back the best calf machine in the industry.


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