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Calf Raise Machine Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Calf Raise Machine.

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How to Use the Seated Calf Raise Machine

In this exercise, movement will come from the ankles. The Setup Sit on the seat of the calf raise machine. Place your thighs under the leg pad, just above your knees. Place the balls of your feet on the foot rest, allowing your ankles to hang...  Read more

How to Use the Stair Stepper

If you’ve never tried a stair stepping machine (StairMaster, stair climber, etc.), you’re missing out on a fantastic cardio exercise that strengthens your legs and lungs at the same time. A stair stepper is a moderate-intensity option tha...  Read more

Easy Vacation Exercises

We love them, we look forward to them, we talk about them for weeks before and weeks after – vacations. Those 1-2 weeks of the year when we get away from it all – work, responsibilities, car pools. Unfortunately, there is something el...  Read more

Ouch! Avoiding the Aches and Pains

Exercise beginners usually try to make up for lost time by going all out their first week. The result? Injury or intense soreness. Pain does not necessarily mean gain. Many injuries occur at joints, where bones meet and provide motion. An enormo...  Read more

The 4 Best Butt Exercises

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) recently published research that determined the most effective gluteal exercises. The study compared specific gluteal exercises to a traditional squat to see which exercises targeted the butt muscles most effect...  Read more

Help! Calf pain/cramping while running/walking?
Updated 4/24/2015 4:58:14 PM

Hi! I started running about two months ago (3/9/15). For the first week or so, my left calf muscle was very sore and cramped AFTER I ran. I had been going about 1 mile a day, alternating between 2-3 minutes running and 5-ish minutes walking. After...  Read more

Which cardio machine is better at losing belly fat
Updated 4/23/2015 6:05:27 PM

Which cardio machine is better at losing belly fat at the gym? Need it for my 20 minutes...  Read more

Forget machines, do free weights. Ask for an orien
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Forget machines, do free weights. Ask for an orientation from one of the gym trainers. I do a full-body workout 3x/week. Free weights are better because you have to use all your muscles to stabilize while lifting, you don't with machines....  Read more

Adjusting gym machines
Updated 4/15/2015 9:12:07 AM

I don't know if anyone else has this problem but when I go to adjust a machine at the gym for my height, I can never get the thing to budge. Out of the three machines that I tried to adjust today there was only one that moved, and it actually moved r...  Read more

I have muscular thighs and calves, too. I accept t
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I have muscular thighs and calves, too. I accept this: I will never have a "thigh gap", but I can improve the way my legs look by lifting weights, doing some cardio, and eating correctly....  Read more

Free exercise !!

Do calf raises while washing the dishes! The more dishes the more calf raises!...  Read more

Exercises to do while standing

For me when I find myself standing in line or standing around I tend to do a few exercises to pass the time and tighten up my legs. If standing in line somewhere I tend to do different types of calf raises, whether its legs together calf raises or fe...  Read more

Organic, Ethical, Local Eaters & Crunchy People

A place for like-minded crunchy people to get together to chat about organic, pastured, humanely raised, local, sustainable food and cooking....  Read more

10 Full Body Gym Exercises for the Beginner

Last week's fitness blog featured strength training exercises a beginner could do at home. This week's blog features those exercises that allow you to do a full-body workout routine in the gym. If you feel you do not have time to incorporate al...  Read more

2 Full Body Exercise Routines for Better Sleep

This past Monday kicked off National Sleep Awareness Week (March 7th-13th) bringing attention to the important role sleep plays, not only in our overall health, but our weight loss journey as well. Studies have shown that over the years the amount o...  Read more