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Calf Raise vs Leg Extension

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Overall comparison

The daily number of calf raise lifts entered on Strength Level is less than the daily number of leg extension lifts.

Metric Calf Raise Leg Extension Difference Percent
Daily count 88 103 ↓15 ↓15%
Total lifts entered 50,221 86,971 ↓36,750 ↓42%

Male comparison

The average calf raise entered by men on Strength Level is heavier than the average leg extension.

The bodyweight of men entering calf raise lifts on Strength Level is on average heavier than those entering leg extension lifts.

Metric Calf Raise Leg Extension Difference Percent
Average lift 293.7 lb 219.3 lb ↑74.4 lb ↑34%
Elite lift 657.4 lb 436.5 lb ↑220.9 lb ↑51%
Average bodyweight 171.6 lb 170 lb ↑1.6 lb ↑1%
Lifts analysed 19,180 30,648 ↓11,468 ↓37%

Female comparison

The average calf raise entered by women on Strength Level is heavier than the average leg extension.

The bodyweight of women entering calf raise lifts on Strength Level is on average less heavy than those entering leg extension lifts.

Metric Calf Raise Leg Extension Difference Percent
Average lift 178.6 lb 127.9 lb ↑50.7 lb ↑40%
Elite lift 443 lb 279.4 lb ↑163.6 lb ↑59%
Average bodyweight 140.8 lb 143.3 lb ↓2.5 lb ↓2%
Lifts analysed 3,013 9,515 ↓6,502 ↓68%

More comparisons

Compare calf raise versus one of the following exercises:

Sled Leg Press Horizontal Leg Press Chest Press Leg Extension Machine Shoulder Press Pec Deck Fly Hack Squat Seated Leg Curl Vertical Leg Press Hip Abduction Lying Leg Curl Seated Calf Raise Hip Adduction

See also

Leg Extension vs Calf Raise Calf Raise Standards Leg Extension Standards