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    calfs and for arms

    i keep hearing different opinions on the matter,some say heavy weight low reps 5 and 8 and some say medium weight 12 to 15 reps.they both work for me but in the long run witch one will give more mass.i know heavy weight is for mass but i have read these muscles are a little different.any advice......

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    Quote Originally Posted by jolter604
    i keep hearing different opinions on the matter,some say heavy weight low reps 5 and 8 and some say medium weight 12 to 15 reps.they both work for me but in the long run witch one will give more mass.i know heavy weight is for mass but i have read these muscles are a little different.any advice......
    i do lots of reps for each usually the 20 rep range
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bio-Active View Post
    i do lots of reps for each usually the 20 rep range
    Calves same(higher reps w/RPs then drops)...

    I don't even work my forearms due the constant beating they get on bis/tris/back(anything that deals w/grip) but I've noticed that since switching to 1BP on back I need straps for concentrating on my back doing more of the work(only if necessary do I use straps) but I'm finding my bis fail b4 my back(obviously)
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    cool i will continue with high reps.ty

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    Quote Originally Posted by NACH3 View Post
    Calves same(higher reps w/RPs then drops)...

    I don't even work my forearms due the constant beating they get on bis/tris/back(anything that deals w/grip) but I've noticed that since switching to 1BP on back I need straps for concentrating on my back doing more of the work(only if necessary do I use straps) but I'm finding my bis fail b4 my back(obviously)
    The key is to really work them hard. Mine have been so sore that i had to take ibuprofen the last 2 days. I like it though

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    Quote Originally Posted by jolter604 View Post
    cool i will continue with high reps.ty

    Work them with ALL rep ranges and weights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    Work them with ALL rep ranges and weights.
    Good point... Changing it up is always good! Start light go heavy, start heavy go light, stay heavy implement beyond failure concepts...

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    Calves repair quickly so you can train them frequently. I am a firm believer in the 15-20 rep range stimulates them the best.

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    For arms i do heavy weights 6-8 reps seems to work best for me. Calves i have no clue, nothing is working so far lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Synhax
    For arms i do heavy weights 6-8 reps seems to work best for me. Calves i have no clue, nothing is working so far lol
    If you are a runner or frequent jogger you will shred those puppies down to twigs in no time. Since I stopped running I am able to keep more size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bio-Active View Post
    i do lots of reps for each usually the 20 rep range
    The same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Brown View Post
    If you are a runner or frequent jogger you will shred those puppies down to twigs in no time. Since I stopped running I am able to keep more size.
    Exactly. Compare the look of a distance runner to a sprinter. Calves get reps all day every day. Weight = growth.
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