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How to Do a Seated Calf Raise for a Female Leg Workout

Learn how to do the seated calf raise for a female leg workout from personal trainer Erin Sharoni in this Howcast workout video.


Hey. My name is Erin and I'm a former U.S. Junior Olympics Certified Swim Coach and Personal Trainer and fitness is my passion, so I cannot wait to share it with you guys.

So we just finished our single leg calf raise, now you can do a seated calf raise as well. You don't have to be in the gym where there's a machine to do it. You just find a chair, take a heavy weight or a set of heavy weights and position the weights on your thighs just like that.

Make sure that they're balanced, they're not falling off. Make sure that you're sitting up nice and straight, core is tight. And you're just going to bring your feet up like that. Pretty simple.

Works better if you have something heavier. So even if it's a bunch of text books or something. Make sure they don't fall all over the place, but it's something that's a pretty heavy weight that you want to place on your thighs. Ideally you would have a heavier set of weights than the seven pounds that we're using for demonstration purposes, because when you're sitting down you have a lot more leverage so it becomes a lot easier than when you're standing up. You're not bearing your body weight. And that's how you can do seated calf raises at home.

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