Training Movements: Standing calf raises, Weighted Calf raises
CALVES: The calves are a large muscle group consisting of two muscles, the gastrocnemius aka gastroc and the soleus. The gastrocnemius is the big muscle underneath the back of your knee and the soleus is a smaller, flatter muscle which runs underneath the gastroc down to your ankle.
Both the gastroc and soleus work to plantarflex the ankle (point your toes down).
ORIGIN: Lateral and medial condyle of femur
INSERTION: tendo calcaneus