Barbell Seated Calf Raises

Exercise Tips

  • Keep your back straight
  • Control the lift, do not wildly lift and drop
    the weight
  • You can add weight to the barbell when ready

Barbell Seated Calf Raises

This exercise targets your calves and provides a low cardio benefit.

Muscle Group



1 Day a Week to
3 Days a Week


Barbell, Seat

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Calves

Equipment: Barbell, Seat

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Calves

Starting Position: Sit in a chair or on a flat bench with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor, shoulder width apart. Rest a barbell on your thighs, holding it in place with an overhand grip.

  1. 1 Exhaling, push your toes into the ground so your heels raise off the floor 2-3 inches. Do not push down on the barbell as you do this.
  2. 2 Hold for a one count, then inhale and slowly lower your heels back down to starting position.
  3. 3Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.

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