Calves?

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  1. Gutrat

    Gutrat "GET DOWN..."

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    What do you guys do for your calves? And how many sets/reps do you do for them?
     
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    i do six sets to failure.

    3 on that sled-thing with 5 plates total currently. i usually get 25-30 reps before failure.

    and then 3 sets of seated with increased weight for each set.
     
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    Yeah, I was really pumping them out and my face was all scringed up.
     
  4. ScubaMatt

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    I work them two times a week, thats the only way I can make them grow.
     
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    I run......thats it
     
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    be fat and lift as normal.

    thats what i do, and from what others are saying, my calves are pretty big. haha.
     
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    I'm afraid of being bashed for even trying to say this - but I notice my best calf gains are from running (specifically up hills). When I do hill repeats I feel it so hard in my calves and I think they grow the best, lifting weights hasn't really done anything to my calves since I stopped running, but I saw them explode during XC / Track season when I had to do weekly hill repeats ontop of lots of distance runs that involved hills.
     
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    standing calf raises 5 x 6 w/ most of the stack

    yeah mine dont really grow in size, they just get nice and defined... im going to start running hardcore in about a month... hopefully that will help.
     
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    the problem most people have is they don't use a full range of motion, and they use the elasticity of the achilles to bounce the weight. Use a 3-4 second pause at the bottom stretched position.
     
  12. SteveO

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    I work on steep roofs 5-6 days a week, they managed to grow an inch in 6 months.. I'm not bitchin
     
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    Is there any scientifical evidence that would suggest that calves respond better to heavy extremely high volume (i.e. running / hiking) excercises rather than your traditional weight lifting? Because there's several of us now who have noticed this :dunno:
     
  14. SteveO

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    I beleive it. Majority of the people who have huge calves are the people that use them daily / for long durations of time... does this say something? Yeah, workout your calves frequently (every other day, or even every day) and high rep ranges

    My calves were generally small until I got involved in this roofing shit, now that I work on my feet daily and carry my weight on steep pitches I've managed to grow 1.5 inches in a year which is a decent amount as they are probably one of the slowest growing muscles in the body.
     
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