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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 46 88 ↓42 ↓48%
Total lifts entered 97,378 155,005 ↓57,627 ↓37%

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 290.4 lb 214.7 lb ↑75.8 lb ↑35%
Elite lift 664.6 lb 425.5 lb ↑239.2 lb ↑56%
Average bodyweight 171.3 lb 170.1 lb ↑1.2 lb ↑1%
Lifts analysed 24,914 40,183 ↓15,269 ↓38%

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 177.5 lb 126.1 lb ↑51.4 lb ↑41%
Elite lift 447.9 lb 271.8 lb ↑176.1 lb ↑65%
Average bodyweight 142.4 lb 143.4 lb ↓1.1 lb ↓1%
Lifts analysed 4,018 12,335 ↓8,317 ↓67%

More comparisons

Compare calf raise versus one of the following exercises:

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

See also

Leg Extension vs Calf Raise Calf Raise Standards Leg Extension Standards