Heres my problem, my upper legs are huge, but my calfs are just tiny, and im tired of it. I have heard that you can train the calf muscles every day? Is that true or complete bullsh*t? Any Suggestions for some freaky huge calfs would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in Advance guys.
Post your overall routine, including the leg/calf routine.
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you can't trian your calves everyday. well not if you trian them in similar way to rest of your body?
are you black? as blacks seem to have more trouble with calves than white people, look at pro's. so it may be genetics weak spot for you, but keep trianing them.
my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.
yeah i am pretty sure its just genetics, i talked to my dad, and he said he was the same way when he was 20. but my leg routine is this Squats, front squats, lunges, deads, extensions, calf raise machine, calf pushes with the sled.
oh yeah, im not black either
Yes it`s bullsh!t. Calves are just like any other muscle, they need to be worked intensely and given significant rest.
Prioritize my friend, Do your calves first in your leg workout, if they`re left `til the end you tend to work them half heartedly ! You wouldn`t dream of doing chest last in a workout would you ?
Experiment with different rep ranges, do you have access to seated calf raises ? I belive these work the soleus to a greater extent than standing raises which If I remember correctly primarily work the gastrocnemus. What are sled calf pushes ?
Different kinds of stimulus along with resistance training will help too like cycling, running on sand, running up inclines, gravel etc..calves are always a problem area for most people but like I said I know very few people who work them as hard as they should be ! Hope that helps.
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prioritize, i like that idea. Thanks for all of the good ideas. I appreciate it
I agree with training a muscle first that you want to concentrate on. You could try twice a week. I am not speaking from experience though. I've never been really consistant with calves. I got 16" calves and I am 5'6", my mom has big calves too. But I don't think they need a week to recover.