Does anyone actually do donkey calf raises in the gym?

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    Feb 07, 2011 9:34 PM GMT
    I was looking through exercises on a new app I got for my android (jefit) and noticed "Donkey Calf Raises". I tried getting my workout partner to do it with me in the gym but sadly to no avail.

    So do any of you actually do this exercise? And if so why not just do regular calf raises with free weights?

    And just because I like the pictures and the idea of this....
    donkey-calf-raise-weightlifting-workout.

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    Feb 07, 2011 9:37 PM GMT
    My old gym had a donkey calf raise machine but it didn't seem to get much use.
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    Feb 07, 2011 9:39 PM GMT
    I do these all the time but with a machine
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    Feb 07, 2011 9:49 PM GMT
    LOL. Not since college crew. (The crew spent all their money on boats and oars and made their gym equipment themselves.)

    Squats were always done in supersets with pull-ups. You did your pull-ups, then your partner moved in underneath. You sat on his shoulders while he did squats.

    Most of the weights were made from iron pipe and coffee cans full of iron and concrete.
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    Feb 08, 2011 3:56 AM GMT
    I use the leg press machine instead. I place the balls of my feet at the edge of the foot platform. I get a better stretch, and I can perform them at either a fast pace or slow pace.
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    Feb 08, 2011 4:00 AM GMT
    I want to do those with every guy in my gym!
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    Feb 08, 2011 4:09 AM GMT
    I stand on one foot and do calf raises. It has the same effect, plus it improves balance. Win win.
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    Feb 08, 2011 4:10 AM GMT
    I do. I really like it, I get more from it, than any other calf exercise.
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    Feb 08, 2011 5:59 AM GMT
    fit2be saidI do. I really like it, I get more from it,
    than any other calf exercise.


    1. I just laughed out loud to that

    2. I like the leg press machine idea as well as the single leg thing paulflexes recommended I'll have to try that.
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    Feb 09, 2011 6:15 AM GMT
    I've never seen anyone do donkey calf raises the old fashioned way, now we use a machine like this:

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    The same inventor who doesn't want anyone else to have a good time probably also designed the new speedo:

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    Feb 09, 2011 6:22 AM GMT
    I use the Donkey calf raise machine also, I actually really like it. I also use other calf machines, and the leg press for calves also, can get more weight on that way.
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    Feb 09, 2011 6:34 AM GMT
    Only in the sauna-
    eagermuscle said
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    Wow... he's sexy.
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    Feb 09, 2011 6:36 AM GMT
    someguy saidI want to do those with every guy in my gym!


    Agree!!!