01-14-2006, 02:43 AM #1
For massive calves how many reps should you do?
01-14-2006, 03:10 AM #2Banned
Originally Posted by superfat73
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To target the gastroscnemius you want standing raises at 15 reps. To target the soleus you want seated raises with your knees flexed instead of extended, and perform 20 reps. You need your knees flexed in the seated position to reduce the recruitment of the gastroscnemius. This is because it is a knee flexor as well as being responsible for plantar flexion of the ankle. Its biarticulate. Therefore if you flex your knees it has already partially contracted and when your flex your ankles, it does not contract as hard and the soleus takes over. This principle is called active insufficiency.
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