The seated calf raise machine has gone AWOL in my local gym and I'm trying to come up with a replacement. It is my understanding that movements such as the standing calf raise and leg press calf raise where the leg is not bent works a different part of the calf.
I've tried doing the seated version with dumbells on my knees and feet on a block but I do not feel this, nor it's barbell counterpart are really as effective as the machine. Also, it is quite a pain getting it in place. Any suggestions out there?