In this simple video, Jason “Shark” (Mc)Guckian will show you how to do a standing calf raise both with and without a machine. With the machine, he shows you how to adjust the weight, the proper posture to use, and tips on how to get the best results. Always take precautions when using machinery. If you do calf raises without a machine, you won’t get the best results, but you can do them practically anywhere. If the weight on your shoulders from the shoulder pads bothers you, stop and readjust. Weight on your shoulders may cause unnecessary pain or injury if not readjusted.
Your calf muscles are at the back of the lower leg. Tissue at the bottom of the calf muscle connects with the Achilles tendon, which moves the heel of your foot up and down during walking, running, and jumping, as well as staying stable while doing those movements. Without your calves, forward movement would be nearly impossible.
Through all exercise, make sure that you’re comfortable and that you remain hydrated.