Hi, i?ve been training bodybuilding for a half year by now and my upperbody is ok but my calves are kind of small. Can anyone give me some tips or exercises to get BIG calves :P
Thread: How to get bigger calves?
02-24-2010, 07:14 AM #1
02-24-2010, 07:27 AM #2
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02-24-2010, 07:37 AM #4
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02-24-2010, 10:27 AM #6
Here is my Calve workout (Dr. SQUAT came up with it. I take no credit).
Workout A (one day rest)
ALL STANDING CALVE RAISES
-12x12 RYTHMIC REPS
Workout B (two days rest)
STANDING CALVE RAISES
SEATED CALVE RAISES
-10x12 RYTHMIC REPS
Workout C (Three days rest)
ALL STANDING CALVE RAISES:
-5x5 HEAVY EXPLOSIVE REPS
-5x12 RYTHMIC REPS
-5x40 SLOW REPS
Throw this in with your workout. I have seen good size gains from it.U mad cause I'm stylin' on you?
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I've personally found a benefit from varying the sets/reps. I'd do my compound leg exercises, but also go heavy on seated calf raises and go for higher reps on standing calf raises. One week, I'd do 3 sets, another I'd do 4, another week I'd do drop sets, etc..
Of course, you'd have to experiment yourself to see what works for you =]I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
I'm not out there sweating for three hours every day just to find out what it feels like to sweat.
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02-24-2010, 06:51 PM #10
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so it makes sense that the range of motion should be completely altered, this tempo has worked best for me
concentric phase tempo 1 up - than hold for 4 at peak contraction
eccentric phase tempo 1 down - than hold for 4 and stretch
play around with the rep range and see what your body responds to best, for me its around 10 reps.I'm most lickly eating right now.
02-24-2010, 06:54 PM #11"Worrying about GI is a waste of time & energy." - Alan Aragon.
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