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« on: April 01, 2013, 12:33:32 PM »

Discuss. 

I usually use seated calf raises
                  Standing calf raises
                  Seated calf raises on leg press
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2013, 12:41:56 PM »

Oh am cycling helps too
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2013, 01:12:23 PM »

Guess no one here works legs
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2013, 01:14:13 PM »

I don't do any direct calf work...tend to get overtrained easy on the old calves, they grow quite happily without any direct stimulation.
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2013, 01:16:42 PM »

Calves - you either have them or you don't.   Undecided


High reps, low weight.  HIGH REPS.  Like tons and tons.
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2013, 01:18:49 PM »

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Calves - you either have them or you don't.
Pretty much
I do very little calf work, 3 sets standing raises and 3 sets seated once a week or maybe once a fortnight.
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2013, 01:19:06 PM »

Gain a lot of weight, get huge calves from carrying yourself, lose the weight, you'll keep the calves.
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2013, 01:20:22 PM »

Gain a lot of weight, get huge calves from carrying yourself, lose the weight, you'll keep the calves.
how does this work
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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2013, 01:20:57 PM »

Gain a lot of weight, get huge calves from carrying yourself, lose the weight, you'll keep the calves.
Seems reasonable
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2013, 01:23:16 PM »

Calves - you either have them or you don't.   Undecided


yup.

I say train the gastrocnemius (standing calf) with lower reps between 6-12. High reps for soleus 15+ reps (seated calf).
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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2013, 01:26:38 PM »

I like jumping rope and one legged db calf raises...5 sets per leg  15+ reps .
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« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2013, 01:27:19 PM »

People with the best calfs seldom train them that much.
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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2013, 01:29:36 PM »

People with the best calfs seldom train them that much.
this is also true for people with the worst calfs

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« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2013, 01:31:39 PM »

Thats because if you dont have the right insertions then they aint gonna grow no matter what you do.

It doesnt matter, there are loads of pros with shit calfs, judges tend to not be that bothered about calfs.
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« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2013, 01:35:11 PM »

Thats because if you dont have the right insertions then they aint gonna grow no matter what you do.

It doesnt matter, there are loads of pros with shit calfs, judges tend to not be that bothered about calfs.
my calves are also shit

but i think the insertion is average so could be a bit less shit

i dunno

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« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2013, 01:37:32 PM »

Simple just toe raises on a step, one leg holding a dumbell full stretch at the bottom, seated mainly works the the calf around the ankle coming from the extreme bottom why is specified however if you got "high calves" seated helps. Working the Soleus around the ankle.
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« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2013, 01:42:01 PM »

Simple just toe raises on a step, one leg holding a dumbell full stretch at the bottom, seated mainly works the the calf around the ankle coming from the extreme bottom why is specified however if you got "high calves" seated helps.
My calves show well on the outside  however how can I build the inside of my calves.    Thanks
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« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2013, 01:45:42 PM »

Just vary the angle of your feet on standing raises.
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« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2013, 01:46:13 PM »

Discuss. 

I usually use seated calf raises
                  Standing calf raises
                  Seated calf raises on leg press

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« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2013, 01:52:42 PM »

My calves show well on the outside  however how can I build the inside of my calves.    Thanks
Heels together touching to work inner standing, knees locked. Toes about about 12 inches apart. If you have high calves then do seated calves in the same manner twice a week on both 10-15 reps as well so four sets per workout.
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« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2013, 02:02:00 PM »

Heels together touching to work inner standing, knees locked. Toes about about 12 inches apart. If you have high calves then do seated calves in the same manner twice a week on both 10-15 reps as well so four sets per workout.
How heavy should I go.   After warmed uP of course
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« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2013, 02:04:06 PM »

Get morbidly obese and walk back n forth to the kitchen carrying that mass daily.....21" calves....easy.
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« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2013, 02:07:34 PM »

Calves are like forearms.   They're either going to respond quickly to training, or they're barely going to respond at all.
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« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2013, 02:09:37 PM »

Calves are like forearms.   They're either going to respond quickly to training, or they're barely going to respond at all.

My forearms get enough training indirectly but I must train calves every week otherwise I look like a chicken.
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« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2013, 02:21:01 PM »

3 sets of go fuck yourself



That made me laugh.  Cheesy
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