calfs ..,,

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    Sep 26, 2008 11:07 AM GMT


    simple .. what's the most effective wourkout for gaining mass in the calf area ??

    is there other wourkout better than calf-raises?
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    Sep 26, 2008 5:31 PM GMT
    I asked a similar question some time ago cause the weight was too easy. I have learned in the meantime form a colleague that the best thing to do is step on the gas cycling uphill. His calves are living proof...
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    Sep 26, 2008 6:19 PM GMT
    Isnt calfs more about Genetics? You should see my calfs. They have always been very small.

    I played basketball, soccer, volley ball, Inline skate (aggresive) work outs and now cycling!

    My calfs are still small icon_sad.gif . I made up my mind that, they will never be big for the same reason.
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    Sep 27, 2008 11:42 AM GMT
    Bad news. You either got 'em (and thank your parents) or you don't. Yeah, you can push them a little if they aren't much, but you won't see miracles. I have shit calves recently tried a calf-blaster cycle that required training every day. Sorry, but no spectacular results - just a very small improvement. No doubt someone with beefier calves would have had better results. Since your calves normally get a lot of work from everyday moving around, you need to do reps reps reps with weight. I believe calf development exercises are most likely more effective if you are late teens to late 20's when you grow the best.
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    Sep 27, 2008 11:45 AM GMT
    I don't think that it's just genetic .. cuz calfs are muscles like all other muscles ..
    sure the size may be a bit limited .. but you can train them and add mass if using the right exercise ..
    so far .. I see that the calf raises are best..
  • Hunkymonkey

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    Sep 27, 2008 11:47 AM GMT
    Bad news. You either got 'em (and thank your parents) or you don't. Yeah, you can push them a little if they aren't much, but you won't see miracles. I have shit calves recently tried a calf-blaster cycle that required training every day. Sorry, but no spectacular results - just a very small improvement. No doubt someone with beefier calves would have had better results. Since your calves normally get a lot of work from everyday moving around, you need to do reps reps reps with weight. I believe calf development exercises are most likely more effective if you are late teens to late 20's when you grow the best.
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    Sep 27, 2008 11:58 AM GMT
    I had to just face the facts that I am never going to have the calves I want. My father has no legs. I have worked my legs for 6 years (along with all my other body parts). They toned up but that is about it. They still look like a womans set of legs from the knee down.
  • cityguy39

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    Sep 27, 2008 4:21 PM GMT
    I think it is genetics, I'm a leg man, calves will get my attention everytime! It seems to me, white men seem to have the dominant market share on calves. I have even seen fat out of shape guys with gorgeous calves, that have never thought of stepping onto a stair master. It's like massimouno said, you have them or you don't.