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Author Topic: The Calves Thread: the mtwain protocol for growth and more  (Read 42660 times)
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« Reply #75 on: March 19, 2012, 08:41:19 AM »

My calves are slightly high i think, but i dont need alot of training to get them to grow as theyre naturally above average size and respond well. First 3 - 4 months I got them up 1.5" by doing calf raises on my stairs holding 45lbs in each hand last year when i resumed training after 5 years out of the gym.


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« Reply #76 on: June 26, 2012, 06:29:54 AM »

i think you need more than the gym for them running in the mountains with a weoght vest palying volley ball maybe good . train one leg at a time also .
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« Reply #77 on: February 07, 2013, 02:59:04 AM »

Hey guys

Iv just started this again. Iv been getting most of my calf improvements from bike work on hills, so in interested to jump back into this again.

Has anyone considered trying this overall idea with other body parts (he says as he is fully aware it is nit how i train)? What i mean is eg shoulder press. One set as many as possible. Followed by forced reps and attempting to control the negative for say 4 seconds. Once that can't be achieved strip all weights off and rep empty bar

The end is a little different but that's only b/c i dint think bouncing in the button position on movements involving weights would be very safe.

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« Reply #78 on: February 07, 2013, 09:14:39 AM »

Calves are probably the most genetic dependent muscle there is. People like me don't have to worry about doing these fancy methods to get them to grow. Interesting stuff for people with subpar calf genes though
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« Reply #79 on: February 08, 2013, 10:14:35 PM »

i train calves 2x per wk different weight/reps..i like training them,,i would say some genetic but i trained them due to quads could overpower them,,,


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« Reply #80 on: May 08, 2013, 01:23:08 AM »

i trained my calves the other day after months of not training them and after it got pumped and i tried to flex them,BOOM epic cramps,both of them and i literally rolling on the floor try not to scream
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« Reply #81 on: October 28, 2013, 05:56:38 AM »

i trained my calves the other day after months of not training them and after it got pumped and i tried to flex them,BOOM epic cramps,both of them and i literally rolling on the floor try not to scream

Yeah mine cramp real bad. Especially the following night I'll wake up at like 3am and they will both be cramping as well as my feet for some fucking reason and all the front of the shin and sometimes hamstrings. Hydration, sodium, potassium all normal lol. Sometimes they even cramp when I am training them and it's annoying because I get in the groove and need to stop and massage them otherwise they will just cramp up again. Eventually it stops after a few cramps... just gotta push through it.
They used to cramp every night I'd train them but it's far less often now. Maybe there is more blood flow, they are a lot harder and vascular now but not much extra size yet
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« Reply #82 on: October 30, 2013, 11:04:34 AM »

gaining weight helps the calves a bit too . a strange muscle . mountain running . volleyball and out of the gyn activities help outside the regular donkeys and seated calf raises .
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« Reply #83 on: November 19, 2014, 09:16:08 PM »

I have yet to see anyone with 16 inchers go to 18, ever. Only solution is synthol or gaining lots of weight.
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« Reply #84 on: November 19, 2014, 10:19:17 PM »

i trained my calves the other day after months of not training them and after it got pumped and i tried to flex them,BOOM epic cramps,both of them and i literally rolling on the floor try not to scream

I find when this happens it helps to stretch your calf by using your ankle to point your toes toward your shin.
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