07-22-2005, 04:52 PM #1
how often to train lagging calves?
like a lot of people i have lagging calves
i have made some improvements by training them hard 3 times a week
but was thinking about increasing it
is it possible to overtrain calves?
is 2 days in a row too much?
i was thinking of training them 2days on, 1 day off
with more sets/intensity on the 2nd day (where i have the next day off)
07-23-2005, 07:30 AM #2
07-23-2005, 09:07 AM #3
i would think training them 2 days in a row wouldnt be good for them cause they need atleast a couple days to heal the muscle. i would think of doin it the other way around like 1 day on 2 days off.
07-23-2005, 05:19 PM #4
Well it is different for every person. But calves, like forearms and abs CAN be trained everyday. They have a very fast he****g time because they are used throughout the day normally, just walking around you are using ur calf muscles. When Arnold had lagging calves he started training them every single day to get them to the stage he compete at. So all that said I dont see why you couldnt do it every single day. Although ever other day would probably be good enuff.
07-23-2005, 10:29 PM #5
I started about 2 months back hitting mine twice a week<once with legs and once on arm day>. I can see a difference in them.
07-24-2005, 03:04 PM #6
yeah i hear a lot about bodybuilders training calves and abs every day so thought i'd up the pace a little
no matter how many sets i do, with max intensity, they never sore in the morning
07-24-2005, 03:28 PM #7
my calves never really were lagging imo but i train them every other workout
07-24-2005, 04:18 PM #8Originally Posted by C_Bino
07-25-2005, 06:05 AM #9Associate Member
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every other workout..i do them with abs after cardio just recently started after reading arnolds book lol .....seem to be good..everyday is too much for now
07-25-2005, 06:42 AM #10
i hit calves first in my workout too
on leg day i hit them before and after legs
i have noticed improvement definitely but they are still nearly 2 inches behind my arms
07-25-2005, 09:10 AM #11
Fvcking calves! I hate the bastards...damn lousy calf genetics...look like little girl calves, ought to be called Veal patties, they are so pathetic.
I read that Craig Titus makes sure he stretches them for like 20mins before training them, that way the blood can really get in there and start making things happen. I don't know, I've been trying it that way and you can see how happy I am with the results.
07-25-2005, 05:32 PM #12Originally Posted by ginkobulloba
oh yeah, i am relating to that
i hate my calves, i'm embarrased to wear shorts
i have been really punishing them recently though,
really deep stretches with each rep
nice and slow with a pause at the top
man it hurts
07-26-2005, 01:00 AM #13
well dont hit them 2 days in a row..i would say u could hit them good 3 times a week
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