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    Calves are being bastards..need help

    Ok, my calves are skinny, tad over 15 inches last I checked, my bi's are 15.75, as a rule of thumb I'd like my calves to be bigger. Problem is, my calves are extremely strong. I can rack every calf press variation; sitting, standing, nautilaus one where you bend over with the belt around your waist. If I'm doing standing calf presses, the weight on my shoulders starts to cut them up after a while and I have to stop before I start bleeding all over. With the nautilaus one my lower back starts to bow and strain before I can exhaust the calves. With sitting calf presses my knees start to get wrenched from the weight before my calves feel anything, plus all 3 get to the arch of my foot after a while too. I could use some help on alternative exercises that can put some size on my calves.

    PS I'm not bragging about the strength, I just want some size here....I tried strapping 2 cans of tuna to each calf but my expirement with osmosis seemed to fail.

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    Your best bet is to just ignore them and work other body parts

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    Try this,
    2 sets of standing calf raises using a 4,4,1 tempo for 10 reps
    Start on your tippy toes.

    2 sets of seated calf raises using a 4,4,1 tempo for 10 reps.

    Do them first in the week and first in your workout. Do this 2 x's a week.
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    I think I will give that a try, got nothing to lose.

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