The Plate-Loaded Super Horizontal Calf is designed to move the resistance to the hips instead of the spine, and train both the gastrocnemius and soleus muscle motions.
One of the benefits of calf raises is improved muscular strength. The muscles in your calf are your gastrocnemius and soleus muscles. Your gastrocnemius, the larger of the two muscles, runs from the bottom of your thigh bone down to your Achilles tendon.
Your soleus, located underneath your gastrocnemius, starts at the top of your tibia in your lower leg and also attaches to your Achilles tendon. Calf raises will not only strengthen these two muscles, but they will also give definition to your lower leg, improving its appearance.