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What is this calf gym machine called?

It's called "standing calf raise machine".
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What is this calf gym machine called?

Also search for "gastrocnemius press" or "gastrocnemius machine." But I agree with the other comment, you can usually get 90% of the benefit of this with existing equipment, be it ...
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What exercise raises calf insertion?

You don't, unless you have surgery to move them. Insertion points, like everything else, are genetically determined.
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In need of calf stretch ideas for someone with minimal use of legs?

There's a good calf stretch you can do in sitting - loop a rope or towel around the ball of one foot, pull on the rope-towel to raise your leg until it's as straight as possible, and then pull as hard ...
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How to get definition in the outer calves

We are commonly advised to turn the toes in (medially rotate) in order to emphasise the lateral head, and to turn the toes out (laterally rotate) in order to emphasise the medial head. And this notion ...
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What exercise raises calf insertion?

I think, here genetics is against you. If you are adult - all you can do is to build them, to change proportions. Earlier... not much can be done anyway. On the other hand, consider your self as ...
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Which sports persons have more developed calves/ calf muscles due to sport activity & training protocols/ exercises?

Sprinting is very tough on the calves. I've been running the 100, 200, and 400m races for several years now, training 4-5 times per week. Previously I had been doing calve raises extremely frequently ...
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What is the best stretch to alleviate pain after a charley horse?

Me too. The best stretch is to lift the tip of your foot and contract hard, without using your hands. It usually relieves the pain almost immediatelly. To prevent the cramps (or charley horse as you ...
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Calves Hypertrophy

At 19 years old you're FAR from reaching your peak growth potential. Train your calves like any other muscle: train it hard, give it enough time for recovery, keep consistent. You already walk every ...
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How long does it take to see results from increasing psoas flexibility

Was this the diagnosis given by your physical therapist? There’s always 2 “sides” of muscles you need to consider when resolving muscular imbalance. Muscle A will be tight, while the antagonist muscle ...
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Does standing to lift weights work your legs

The lower body muscles will be very slightly active in order to maintain balance in any standing exercise, however the calf muscles are very strong and the calf loading involved in a standing upper ...
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Controlling muscle growth from running

Is there a way (or ways) to control the extend to which muscles in general and specifically the calf muscles grow from exercising them? Yes, but nothing I think you'd want to do. How you exercise a ...
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Train Calfs and Abs weight- or repetition-based?

Different muscles has different purposes. Having that in mind, one can expect that training should be different - depending on muscle purpose. Calfs, abs are posture muscles - we are using them a lot. ...
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In need of calf stretch ideas for someone with minimal use of legs?

Most calf exercises involve tip toeing. This Articles does a good summary of the description If you are hurt more on land, you should find a swimming pool to do the walking exercises. You can start ...
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