11-02-2005, 05:29 PM #1
Hey all my good ar buddies. I wanted to ask you is it possible to work out your gastrocnemius (calf muscle) while sitting or only while standing. I know that the soleus is worked out while sitting. But since I work out at home I don't have a leg press to do toe presses or a smith machine for standing calf raises. So.... Can I do seated calf raises with my toes pointed straight and close together and would that still target the gastrocnemius (and how much stress percentage wise?)
If you don't know please don't respond, I've searched and googled for an hour and can't find shiznit!!!! Thanks guys (and gals.)
11-02-2005, 05:37 PM #2
11-02-2005, 05:40 PM #3
Too many big words for me! Anything that puts stress on them will work though
11-02-2005, 06:22 PM #4
11-02-2005, 07:05 PM #5
Yeah buddy, let's bump one more time.
11-03-2005, 02:32 AM #6
i find that depending on which muscle of the calf i want to work, if i point my toes in or out it works one side more than the other depending on which way they are pointing!
11-03-2005, 03:03 AM #7
i think your working both muscles in each exercise. i think that you use the soleus more when sitting and the gastro more when standing. not 100% though.
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