hey guys... this is my first post, but ive been reading a lot on this msg board and everyone seems to know a lot so i figured ide ask people who might have experienced this. i work out my calf muscles 2 times a week, once on sunday with the other leg muscles and then on wednesdays also. i feel like no matter how hard i work them out or how much time i spend on them they dont grow at all. i was just wondering if anyone had any advice or any excercises besides standing/sitting calf raises that would get my calves bigger... thanks guys
ive been eating like a madman... i started working out a few months ago and ive seen results in a lot of my other muscles except my calfs so i was just wondering if it was my workout or somethingOriginally Posted by DNL
do you count your calories? what does a typical day look like?
What exercises do you do. # of reps, weight, etc.? Calves, abs, and forearms are mostly slow-twitch, which means they respond to a different stimuli than other muscles. High reps (15-25) with moderate weight is good for the calves. Try that for a couple months and see what happens.
If you're not lifting hard, you're taking up space.
Get the f$*# out.
24 years old
205lbs. ->212lbs. as of 10.22.04 -> 219lbs. as of 12.10.04
10% bf ->11% -> 12%
46 1/2" chest ->47" -> 48"
17 1/2" arms ->17 3/4" -> 18"
32" waist ->same -> 33"
26" quads -> 27 1/2" -> 28 1/2"
17" calves -> 17 3/4" -> 18"
(I'm still working on these as of 12.13.04)
updated 10.14.04, and again on 12.13.04
Genetics are known to make calves hard to grow (for some). You could very well be one of those people. Just deal with it, keep going hard on them, maybe increase volume on them, go to failure, try these if nothing else.
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i dont count calories really, but i do eat a lot, the only reason i dont think its my diet is cause i can see progress on other parts of my body. the things about genetics sounds right cause my father doesnt have large calves but the rest of is body is huge. i usually do 3 sets of sitting calf raises increaseing weight by 5ibs each set, and then i use a machine where u sit and slide up and down using ur calves to push u up and i finish them off with 1 legged standing calf raises... i usually do 3 sets on each leg and by the last set im at failure or barely getting the weight up.... do u think i should go for heavy weight low reps or high reps and light to moderate weight?
That's a generalized statement. Different people get different results.Originally Posted by basil
Honda - Since you're working them 2x/week, try this:
Calf Day 1: High Reps, moderate weight
Calf day 2: Heavy weight, lower reps (6-10)
That way you have the best of both worlds.
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yea... that sounds like a smart idea... i will try that for a few months and hopefully see some more results... if not ill prob. be right back here asking for more help haha
Running on a treadmill on a steep incline works well too.
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