Thread: forearm and calf mass rep range
12-20-2004, 12:58 PM #1Member
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forearm and calf mass rep range
Should caffs be worked with reps of 15-20 for to build mass
and should forearms be worked with reps of 4-6 for mass
12-20-2004, 01:17 PM #2
Depends on u.. I find both respond better to higher reps..but thats for me
12-20-2004, 01:59 PM #3
I've always responded better to around 8-10 reps going heavy.
12-20-2004, 02:02 PM #4
12-20 for both Calves/Forearms. Anything too heavy that I can only had 3 reps with is a good sign my forearm/calve isn't doing the work.
12-20-2004, 11:58 PM #5
I run around 10 reps for calves, 7 to 9 for forearms. Yes, I know there are a lot of slow twitch fibers in the calves, but look at it this way... if you weight 200 lbs then you do about 10,000 200lb calf raises every day just walking around! I like to maximally recruit the fast twitch fibers which means a set of 45 to 60 seconds or so in duration, and somewhere in the neighborhood of 10 reps per set. Failure, of course. But you will see folks get good growth from either type of program. It is as much art as it is science. What works for you?
12-23-2004, 08:27 AM #6
Drop sets (high reps) work for my calves and heavy weight for my forearms.... that's me.
12-27-2004, 04:39 PM #7
When I do calf raises I have noticed mine get the most stimlutation from heavy weight and lower reps. I usually do about 600lbs for 10 reps on standing calf raises. I dont really do forearm exercises, except I do some deadlift holds for grip strength.
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