Big, hard calves....how do you sit in a recliner with them?

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    Sep 17, 2008 1:21 AM GMT
    Once your workouts have gotten your calves larger and harder, has anyone had a problem with sitting in a recliner with them? I am just noticing that my legs are uncomfortable laying on my calves. I have to turn my legs outward or straddle the leg rest altogether. I have thought of putting a pillow under my ankle to elevate my legs, but I figure eventually that will be a pain to keep the pillow in place. Any other solutions?
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    Sep 18, 2008 12:55 PM GMT
    I have problems with dress socks... they are always slide down to my ankles.
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    Sep 18, 2008 1:05 PM GMT
    yo_mamali saidI have problems with dress socks... they are always slide down to my ankles.

    Really sorry to hear that. ....Go start your own thread! .... icon_evil.gif

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    Sep 18, 2008 1:16 PM GMT
    Um, sit in a different chair? Or get one of these to replace your Barcalounger:

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    Sep 18, 2008 1:35 PM GMT
    I don't have a recliner.
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    Sep 18, 2008 1:41 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidI don't have a recliner.

    You bragging?
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    Sep 18, 2008 1:42 PM GMT
    obscenewish said
    Timberoo saidI don't have a recliner.

    You bragging?


    I have those kind of calves, but since I don't have a recliner I don't have the problem.

    Watching tv from the sling is pretty comfortable, though.
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    Sep 18, 2008 1:52 PM GMT
    yo_mamali saidI have problems with dress socks... they are always slide down to my ankles.


    Have you tried garters?
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    Sep 18, 2008 2:07 PM GMT
    TimberooWatching tv from the sling is pretty comfortable, though.

    Especially if it's a closed-circuit view of what's happening to you in the sling.
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    Sep 18, 2008 2:12 PM GMT
    Caslon7000 saidOnce your workouts have gotten your calves larger and harder, has anyone had a problem with sitting in a recliner with them? I am just noticing that my legs are uncomfortable laying on my calves. I have to turn my legs outward or straddle the leg rest altogether. I have thought of putting a pillow under my ankle to elevate my legs, but I figure eventually that will be a pain to keep the pillow in place. Any other solutions?



    now your just showing off aren't you! icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 18, 2008 2:17 PM GMT

    solution: stop being so big and sexy.
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    Sep 18, 2008 2:18 PM GMT
    Caslon7000 said Any other solutions?


    Throw away your recliner. immediately. and while you are at it, toss anything else resembling what is in the pics below.
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    Sep 18, 2008 2:27 PM GMT
    dakuk said
    Caslon7000 saidOnce your workouts have gotten your calves larger and harder, has anyone had a problem with sitting in a recliner with them? I am just noticing that my legs are uncomfortable laying on my calves. I have to turn my legs outward or straddle the leg rest altogether. I have thought of putting a pillow under my ankle to elevate my legs, but I figure eventually that will be a pain to keep the pillow in place. Any other solutions?


    now your just showing off aren't you! icon_wink.gif

    No, it actually is a problem.
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    Sep 18, 2008 2:31 PM GMT
    obscenewish said
    TimberooWatching tv from the sling is pretty comfortable, though.

    Especially if it's a closed-circuit view of what's happening to you in the sling.


    Master doesn't let me watch that, but Master does let me watch Futurama while Master and Master's friends use me like the dirty whore I am.
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    Sep 18, 2008 2:31 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidWatching tv from the sling is pretty comfortable, though.


    Damn! I had my comeback all ready to go and then you stole it! Oh well...there will be other posts!
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    Sep 18, 2008 2:36 PM GMT
    timberooMaster doesn't let me watch that, but Master does let me watch Futurama while Master and Master's friends use me like the dirty whore I am.

    Master must punish slave for use of first person pronoun. Slave must refer to self in third person only. Slave must write upon black board the following 500 times:

    Master doesn't let SLAVE watch that, but Master does let SLAVE watch Futurama while Master and Master's friends use SLAVE like the dirty whore SLAVE IS.
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    Sep 18, 2008 2:37 PM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle saidSo, is everyone in agreement that the photo is of obscenewish (the guy in the hood and sling)? icon_twisted.gif

    You got me. That's me in my lanky adolescence in our family room in the basement.
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    Sep 19, 2008 12:11 AM GMT
    My legs splay out and rest on my calves but I don't experience any pain.
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    Sep 21, 2008 4:09 AM GMT
    Seriously, I have been there. The best you can do is spread out on the couch (I mean the whole couch to yourself) or enjoy the floor of your living room as if you were having a sleepover (you know, put a pull-out mattress on the floor in front of the TV). Any way you cut it, you need to let your legs rest. Don't do so much on your next workout...save it for every other day!
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    Sep 30, 2008 7:37 PM GMT
    Caslon7000 saidOnce your workouts have gotten your calves larger and harder, has anyone had a problem with sitting in a recliner with them? I am just noticing that my legs are uncomfortable laying on my calves. I have to turn my legs outward or straddle the leg rest altogether. I have thought of putting a pillow under my ankle to elevate my legs, but I figure eventually that will be a pain to keep the pillow in place. Any other solutions?



    Actually, I've had the same problem, I don't do recliners any more, I bought a nice futon couch/matress combo, that folds down into a queen sized bed. The nice part is that it's long enough to lounge on. Also a plain old chair and ottoman works well for me too. I still get some discomfort when I lounge and cross my legs at the ankle, but i usually switch out.

    the real sign that your calves are "too big' is when you buy jeans based on whether or not you can get your calves in them. Before wide leg jeans my old 38" boot cuts would leave seam marks on my calfs and thighs all summer long (due to 300 mile a week biking habit).

    I solved that problem by wearing UtiliKilts.
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    Sep 30, 2008 8:12 PM GMT
    Socks that are ANY length higher than the ankle are a challenge! And now that you mention it, laying flat or resting them flat has always been a challenge, but really I am SO NOT COMPLAINING!!!!!

    Have yet to ANY issues in a sling though!!! icon_twisted.gif
  • atxclimber

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    Oct 01, 2008 8:09 AM GMT
    So there's the yoga pose you do at the end of practice, Savasana, corpse pose, and it's pretty common for your legs to turn outwards in it. Mine certainly do. I've always had big calves, ever since I was a newborn, straight from the womb, my calves were like dual cantaloupes, so it's always been an issue for me.

    Also, maybe don't be so cheap and get a recliner with a padded legrest. Or run to your nearest Hancock Fabrics and get some upholstering foam and do it your damned self! While you're at it, they've often got a good sale going on a nice pleather that would probably make for a great removable sling cover. Easier to wash off the grease!