Seated Calf Raise
seated calf raise are often done in a seated position for comfort. Since the weight of the upper body is rested on the seat, resistance is frequently added. Using bodyweight, one leg could be covered across the other (through external rotation) to exercise alone and double the weight lifted.
It can also be performed by using a weight, such as a barbell, to provide resistance to the action of the calf muscles. The exercise is performed from a seated position while the weight rests on the upper leg, just above the knee. The person involved in this exercise lifts the weight by pushing down on the balls of the feet
Due to the discomfort of higher weights on a bar, barbells used for seated calf raises are often padded or wrapped in a towel. There are also seated calf raise machines designed using levers that have pads built into them to protect the patella, quadriceps and tendons