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    Girlyman is offline Associate Member
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    Weird calf muscles

    Most peoples calves I see are like a ball or small mass on the backside of the leg, I dont really have one of those. My calf muscles (at least I think it's my calves) stick out the inside of each of my legs. Its kinda like a large almond shaped lump on the insides of my lower legs. Anybody have any idea why my calves would develop there instead of the normal place? I ski a shitload like 25hours a week in the winter as well as a lot of hiking and mountaineering, perhaps that contributes to the abnormal position of them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girlyman
    Most peoples calves I see are like a ball or small mass on the backside of the leg, I dont really have one of those. My calf muscles (at least I think it's my calves) stick out the inside of each of my legs. Its kinda like a large almond shaped lump on the insides of my lower legs. Anybody have any idea why my calves would develop there instead of the normal place? I ski a shitload like 25hours a week in the winter as well as a lot of hiking and mountaineering, perhaps that contributes to the abnormal position of them?
    Post a pic.

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    The gastrocnemius is stressed with an exercise like standing calf raises (legs almost straight but with a slight bend in the knees). The soleus is stressed with an exercise like seated calf raises (legs bent at the knee - 90 degrees). When your gastrocnemius is well-developed the medial portion of your calf will stick out more. When your soleus is well-developed the lateral portion of your calf will be more noticable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Powerathlete
    Post a pic.
    Agreed, just show us what you talkin bout homie.

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    Sorry fellas I don't have a camera, but I plan on getting one soon so I can track progress every month, make sure I'm on the right track and such. it just doesnt look like other peoples calves thats all. I have nothing behind my leg its all on the side. I figured may it grew like that because my ski boots were too tight or something

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    Many people struggle with their calves due to genetic factors. If you have high insertion points, then you will have less potential for large calves.

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    yes, calf size is geneticly determined, and I got the shaft there. But they are defined and strong for what I need them for so I'm not complaining. I'm sure your calves are fine though bro, just work em' hard.

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