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    which calf raise machine to get?

    id like to buy one . any suggestions? What do you guys think of these?

    1. http://www.dmart2000.com/posecaramap...hannelid=NEXTA


    2. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000TZPBD2?...0&linkCode=asn

    3.http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000NWBSTW?...0&linkCode=asn

    4. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GK9MW6?...0&linkCode=asn

    #'s 2 and 4 seem the best. with number 2 seeming like its the best. I want soemthing that will be able to last a long time. I do not want to have to upgrade to another machine because my machine won't be able to handle the weighht i pick up in the future, #2 has an 800lb pound capacity. looks like commercial strength to me
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    if 2 is the same one i use in the gym then prefferably i'd go for that one...
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    I never used the calf raise machine. Do those things really work?

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    Why not just load up like 400 pounds on a bar and do calf raises like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFGUITAR View Post
    Why not just load up like 400 pounds on a bar and do calf raises like that?
    save your money for something more useful.

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    i could get one for a x-mas present thats why...

    and by seated calf raises it seems more oncentrated than standing and better balance and what not
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    Just ask for whey protein powder instead.

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    id say the second one looks the best.

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    There are a lot of other pieces of equipment that I would buy before a calf raise machine. I assume you have a fully stacked home gym and this is the final piece of the puzzle...

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    use a bar, it will strengthen more than just your calves

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    yeah... put a big bar on your back and not only are you raising the wieght on it but also your body weight
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    But... huh? You would pefer a calf raise machine for xmas?

    Get yourself a squat rack and some weights!
    Being a strong teenager means nothing.

    My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.

    Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.

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    I agree with what everyone is saying but maybe he already has a power rack, platform, oly sets...etc. and is just looking to add another piece to his gym.
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    all the guy was asking was which one you thought was the best, why not answer his question

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    I didn't look at the pics but....

    Get a seated machine.

    It's relatively easy to mimic the motion/effectives of standing machines simply by holding a dumbell or using babrbell.

    You could still work the soleus by placing weight on knees while seated, but you get to a point where increasing weight just isn't very feasible.

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    Personally i'm not a fan of the seated ones. It just doesnt feel right to me. I'm a big fan of just loading up a bar and using something like this: http://www.newyorkbarbells.com/90061.html to build calves. Or something like this: http://www.newyorkbarbells.com/9147.html
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    To answer the debate...

    i already have a bench and squat rack... plenty of different sized and shaped bars to load weights on... i lift 95% free weights at my house and i love myresults. i just think a calf machine can help. id prefer a leg press but thats toooo much
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    For the money I would get a seated calf press over a leg press any day... assuming I was already stacked with the essentials.

    While leg press has its uses, to me its kind of a pussy lift.

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    ya i was originally thinkin vertical leg press or this. the calf machine seems moree necessary
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    Quote Originally Posted by BFGUITAR View Post
    For the money I would get a seated calf press over a leg press any day... assuming I was already stacked with the essentials.

    While leg press has its uses, to me its kind of a pussy lift.
    Couldn't you do calf raises on a leg press relatively easily?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteman90909 View Post
    Couldn't you do calf raises on a leg press relatively easily?
    Yeh but the machine costs more. And if I had a legpress I wouldnt be using it for what it was intended and instead do calf raises... so might as well get a calf raise machine lol.

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    http://www.shapefit.com/calf-exercis...lf-raises.html

    just remember to put something protective over your legs though when you increase the weight as it does hurt like a B if you don't..
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    Do Power Shrugs, you'll hit your traps and your calves.

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    Waste of money

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