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How to do leg press calf raises

The leg press machine is actually more versatile than people think. While leg presses and their variations are the first exercises that come to mind, they are one of the best machines out there for working your calves. By simply changing your foot placement, you can get a lot more out of the machine. Leg […]

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What muscles do calf raises work?

It’s in the name, right? Heel or calf raises, either seated or standing, are a common lower body exercise and a good finisher to a complete leg workout. But exactly what muscles do calf raises work out? Muscles directly worked – gastrocnemius, soleus, tibialis posterior The calf muscle group is made up of two muscles […]

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5 Best Standing or Seated Calf Raise Alternatives

Many people think that they can’t work their calf muscles if they don’t have a standing or seated calf raise machine. That is far from the truth and more like a lazy excuse to get out of extra leg work. While it might be a little harder, you can still work your calves if you […]

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How to do leg curls without a machine

Seated or lying leg curls are a great exercise for targeting and isolating the hamstring muscles. Not everyone has access to the expensive machine that is needed to perform these exercises, though. Below are your 3 best options for doing leg curls without a machine. Before we get in to the movements, one other option […]

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What muscles do leg curls work?

The seated or lying leg curl machine is popular for isolating some of the major muscles in the lower body and you’ll see the exercise being performed in almost any gym. So what muscles do leg curls work? Muscles directly worked – hamstrings Muscles indirectly worked – quadriceps, calves Obviously, the legs are the primary […]

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