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    Big calves without Machines?

    Can anyone tell me of any other excersises that i can do to improve the size and strength of my calves without using any machines? Other than standing calve raises (which only excersise part of the calves) i'm not sure what to do. I need something that will work all of my calves using free weights if possible.

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    not sure i this is what you want, but i stand on a 2X4 with two 55lbs dumbbells in hand and do 4 sets of 15. great burn. then after each set i stand on tippy toes for thirty seconds. legs then precede to fall off. hope that will help ya
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    Heres a good one... I take a towel and fold it up and place it on my knee like a pillow, then I place a 100# dumbell on my knee with my toes on a 2x4 and do 4 to 5 sets to failure with each calve while holding the dumbell lightly on each side for balance.

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    Do donkey calf raises. All you need is a block to stand on so you can stretch the calves even more and a person to sit on your back. You bend over, they sit on your back and it's basically the same as a standing calf raise from then on. See, you don't even need free weights for this exercise.
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    Anyone have any experience with weighted one leg calf raises?
    It seems if you are using dumbells that you will have to use a lot of weight unless you go for really high reps.
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