calf exercises

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  1. BoypussY

    BoypussY game over.

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    im happy with my upper body but my calves(sp?) are lacking. i usually do around 4 sets (until exhaustion) at 180 pds, 170, 160 and 150 on the seated calf raise machine. what other exercises or modifications to my set should i do for improved gains?
     
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    I do hipsled calf raises super-setted directly into a body weight calf raise(stack some plates beside the sled and use them for the ledge). Do each lift until you feel like there is an open flame on your calf and then rest. 3 sets is usually enough to make me hate the following day and I have yet to find a calf exercise that even approaches being as good as this regime other than a rigorous running schedule.
     
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    I've been doing calf workouts like this or variations of it 2x a week.
    Standing calf raise 4 x 10-12
    Seated calf raise 4 x 15-20
    Leg press or calf sled raise 7 x 10-12 - 30 sec rest
     
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    use the standing machine too
     
  5. maxbm

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    Squat more.
     
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    squatting doesn't seem to do much.
     
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    yeah truth
     
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    A modification you can do that has really helped me is to do a set with your toes pointing forwards (straight out in front of you), then a set with your toes pointing outwards, then a third set with your toes pointing inwards (towards each other). Burns sooo good
     
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    10 Sets of 10 reps with 10 seconds rest on leg press calf raise kills my calves.
     
  10. Mass

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    1 workout i'll do a standing calve excercise and then the next workout ill do a sitting one
     
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    1 workout i'll do a standing calve excercise and then the next workout ill do a sitting one
     
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    my calves only grew 0.5" in 4 months :wtc:
     
  13. Frank Dux

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    :werd: Also, going all the way down to get a full stretch and all the way up. No pussy partial reps unless you're doing a 21 set.
     
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    Ill give you some of mine, they are disproportionately big.
     
  15. Frank Dux

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    lucky
     
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    Your av makes me :rofl: every time I see it.


    Do you do calv exercises every day?
     
  17. solarian

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    im glad i was a former fatty, my calves have always been big :)
     
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    this is you right? I think the problem is you don't eat enough to actually build any new muscle.


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    I suggest you eat more, gain some weight and come back to us on 3-6 months.
     
  19. Mass

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    I do a 3 day split, so the 1st day ill do standing, then the 3rd ill do sitting, day off, then repeat.
     
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    DAMN LOOKIN GOOD KEEP IT UP
     
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    I just jump on the standing squat machine thingy and hang my heals over the edge and bust out 5 sets of 30 with 4 plates each side.
    I'll also change up the position of my toes as well to hit specific areas.

    Shit gets sore every time and they look pretty decent.
     
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    I was going to say this upon entering the thread :bowdown:
     
  24. I hella like the leg press calf raises compared to the seated calf raises. Toe straight, toe out, toe in really kills them too. Pretty high rep too...
     
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