The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    problem with single leg calf raises

    I can't go all the way up on my toes. I can go all the way up when performing regular standing calf raises. Is this a common thing? It's like my feet aren't strong enough to raise all the way up

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    if you use weight lower the wieght, if just bodyweight use your other foot to help you toward the end
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    I don't do them. Is one calf bigger then the other? I am asking because I don't see to much of a benefit of one leg raise versus two. Then again I am a fool.

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    Originally posted by harryhoudini66
    I don't do them. Is one calf bigger then the other? I am asking because I don't see to much of a benefit of one leg raise versus two. Then again I am a fool.
    you are a fool...

    jk, i find a great benifet in single leg calfraises, becouse first of you dont need much if any weight. also many times i do standing calf raises with both legs, i find im relying on one leg or the other
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    I occasionally do single leg calf raises. I feel that I have a longer ROM when doing them one leg at a time.

    I'm curious to hear how you're bracing yourself, or where your free leg is at during the rep. I do them with dumbells and have my free leg resting behind my working leg. My free hand is rested in front of me on the back of an incline bench. It helps me to maintain balance with little effort which allows me to focus my mental energy on what the muscle is doing. I'd say readjust your form if you feel it's not correct. And if it is, then lower the weight.
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    Originally posted by Tim Nissen
    I occasionally do single leg calf raises. I feel that I have a longer ROM when doing them one leg at a time.

    I'm curious to hear how you're bracing yourself, or where your free leg is at during the rep. I do them with dumbells and have my free leg resting behind my working leg. My free hand is rested in front of me on the back of an incline bench. It helps me to maintain balance with little effort which allows me to focus my mental energy on what the muscle is doing. I'd say readjust your form if you feel it's not correct. And if it is, then lower the weight.
    Until I put my smith machine together, I hold onto a door way and hold the dumbbell in the opposite hand. I have one of those homemade calf blocks. Hey, maybe I need another one of those. Whether I do them barefoot or with shoes, I can't balance well.I'll switch to the 20 lb. dumbbells and see if that helps.

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