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Leg Press Machine Calf Press

Leg Press Machine Calf Press Targets Following Muscles:

Gastrocnemius, Soleus

Starting Position of Leg Press Machine Calf Press

  • Position yourself in a leg press machine.
  • Place the balls of your feet on the bottom of the platform with your heels hanging off the edge. Your legs should be fully extended and feet hip-width apart. Release the safety catch.

The Movements of Leg Press Machine Calf Press

  • Press the platform away from you as far as possible.
  • Hold the fully contracted position for a count of two; then slowly lower your heels down as far as they will go.

Tips and correct Technique for Leg Press Machine Calf Press

  • Do not hurry the reps or bounce up from the bottom.
  • Stretch your calves fully at the bottom of
    the movement - your heels should be lower than your toes.
  • Keep your legs straight (not locked) throughout the movement.

Variations of Leg Press Machine Calf Press

Toes pointing out
Angling your feet outwards at 45° places more emphasis on the inner part of the calves.

Toes pointing in
Angling your feet inwards at 45° places more emphasis on the outer part of the calves.

Exercises for your Legs, Hips and Glutes Workouts.

  • Barbell Squat.
  • Dead Lift.
  • Leg Press.
  • Leg Extention.
  • Front Lunge (dumbbell or barbell).
  • Reverse Lunge.
  • Lying Leg Curl.
  • Straight-leg Dead Lift.
  • Standing Calf Raise.
  • One-leg Dumbbell Calf Raise.
  • Leg Press Machine Calf Press.
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