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    Training Calves??

    Come on, what do you do?

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    I keep my reps between 10 to 20 for calves. I start with high reps and work my way down as I increase weight.

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    gotta mix it up.....

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    I find that I have to fix it up, but I generally respond best to the 12-15 reps range, still going as heavy as possible but still about to get the high reps (around the 360-400lb range on the standing calve raise)

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    i dont do calves, my calves r way ahead of the rest of my body. i think i done them a lil 2 much back n the day. could thro shit down when i was 15. everyone joked about me being half black.

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    i read somewhere that u were supposed to do seated calf raises with weight that u coudl do for about 40 seconds and standin for 20 seconds dont know how true it is

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    smart ass! j/k!

    Originally posted by mishon1
    i dont do calves, my calves r way ahead of the rest of my body. i think i done them a lil 2 much back n the day. could thro shit down when i was 15. everyone joked about me being half black.
    My delts are gifted.... pitty about my calves. I am working on them

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    Heavy as hell standing calf raises and high rep sitted or donkey calf raises.

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    After doing my other leg exercises.....

    seated calf raises 1st -- very heavy

    then finish with standing raises -- moderate weight and higher reps usually 15-20 for 2 or maybe 3 sets.

    Then walk like grandpa out of the gym

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    fuck raises...get implants

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    hahahahaha implants....did u see that shit on MTV, that kid was the biggest geek..his calves werent even his weak part, his whole body was...clown

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    I do 4 plates on seated calve raises for 20 reps.... On the other machine where you "push" the pads forward I do 20-25 reps with 10 plates.... 4 sets each exercise.

    This man told me yesterday at the gym that I had HUGE calves! Yippie!!

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    Originally posted by Jenna
    This man told me yesterday at the gym that I had HUGE calves! Yippie!! [/B]
    I would not call them Mike M-HUGE, but you do seem to have decent size well-defined calves? How man plates? 4x45lbs or what?

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    I go heavy, real heavy. People don't realize how strong there calves are. It's a very dense muscle so pack on the weight and don't be afraid!

    Jenna that's damn impressive and if Big Kev says it's true it must be.

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    Originally posted by bigkev
    i have seen, with my own eyes, jenna do over 20 reps with 12 plates on each side of the hammer strength calf machine, its unreal. and her calfs are huge. bigkev backs this one 100%. she is to strong in her calves. nearly broke her ankle one day doing this excercise.
    I am not sure which machine you are talking about, but 12 plates ??? that's 24x45=1080lbs. wow, I am impressed, I can never get above 600 lbs on standing calves. Jenna is a female version of Arnold or Dorian, he used up to 1300lbs on his calf machine. Go Jenna

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    Originally posted by Trianon

    I am not sure which machine you are talking about, but 12 plates ??? that's 24x45=1080lbs. wow, I am impressed, I can never get above 600 lbs on standing calves. Jenna is a female version of Arnold or Dorian, he used up to 1300lbs on his calf machine. Go Jenna
    LOL - I do 5 plates on each size for a total of 10 .... 20-25 times... so, that'd be 45x10... so 450 lbs... not 12 - YET.....

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    12 plates.... thats alot for anyone. she must have cows by now

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    Calves suck!

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    Originally posted by bigkev
    she did 12. i know because i felt like a jackass and walked away!(i had intended on doing calves with her) NOT.


    Kevin dear - It was a lot.... but it WAS 10, not 12... I know because 6 won't fit on each side... I tried...

    But yea - it was still more than you could do....

    Now on squats...that's a different story.....

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    Hardest part of that workout sounds like putting the plates on and taking them off. That alone would wear me out.

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