03-02-2005, 08:39 AM #1
calves aren't growing. suggestions?
my leg day consists of squats, seated calf raises, seated curls, hammy curls. when i'm done i can barely walk up the stairs out of the gym, and i'm consistently sore after each workout. my quads have growns considerably, but for some reason my calves just aren't keeping up. just wondering if any of you guys have a different suggestion for targeting my calves.
i'm 24 y.o. and 6'2'' 197 lbs.
03-02-2005, 08:42 AM #2
When I do calves, I hold it for 3-5 seconds in the up position with as much weight as I can handle. It's worked pretty good for me...
03-02-2005, 09:21 AM #3
variation, myofacial stretching, soft tissue treatment.
03-02-2005, 10:08 AM #4
JUMP ROPE bare FOOT on CONCRETE ... worked for me 18+inch Ripped Calves k thnx
well that n' maybe the 18hrs a week i spent boxing =/
03-02-2005, 10:30 AM #5Originally Posted by YounG_SluG11
yeah i like to hold it too.
variation is key too. mix it up
03-02-2005, 10:53 AM #6
Have yall tried holding it at the stretch insted of the peak? I did this monday and my calves are killing me.
03-08-2005, 06:24 PM #7Associate Member
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you have the same stats as me even age funny, what works for me is to hold for ten to fifteen seconds lower position and like 3-5 on the higher position unlike other guys here we are tall... you will notice change in size in a few months of doing it that way...jmo
03-08-2005, 06:40 PM #8
i don't work mine on leg day. i usually hit mine on a different day because it's too much if my hams and calves are tweaked the next day. i wake up and can't straighten my legs out.
03-08-2005, 07:30 PM #9
could have alittle to do with genetics too. standing calve raises w/ 5 second positive, 5 second hold, and a slow negative punish me.
03-08-2005, 07:44 PM #10
I go Slow positive, hold for two slow negative, hold for two.
But I hit them bastards every day. Five sets of 15. Angled standing calfs one day, seated the next. Also, try two days toes out, then two days toes in. Mix it up.
03-08-2005, 07:50 PM #11
First of all Calves = Genetics some have em some dont
secondly JUMP ROPE
worked for me 18in+ calves w/ UBER STRIATIONS (its genetics + years of boxing) but its sick its like a perfect Heart.. JUMP ROPE
03-08-2005, 08:20 PM #12Respected Member
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ED training. Leg press
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All to failure at a 1:1 tempo. You can throw in some static reps to break the routine every few weeks
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