What do you do for calves?

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    Mar 01, 2017 6:03 PM GMT
    Looking to bring my calves up over the next few months. Any tips or tricks?
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    Mar 01, 2017 7:31 PM GMT
    Isometrics five days a week, weight training one day a week, they also get some exercise in my cardio/plyometric work
  • honestsweat

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    Mar 01, 2017 8:46 PM GMT
    Single-legged standing calf raises with a 45 lbs weight plate in the corresponding side's hand. With a focus on the lower half of the range of motion.

    Stand on a stair step or the step on the back of an incline bench press rack for best results.

    See my photos for picture of my calves.
  • bro4bro

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    Mar 01, 2017 9:29 PM GMT
    Stairs.
    Run.
    Two at a time.
    Four flights, 20 times or so should do the trick.
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    Mar 02, 2017 4:35 AM GMT
    -Seated leg press
    -Calf press on leg press machine
    -Calf raise on stairs (4 reps per leg per step)
    -Calf raise machine
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    Mar 04, 2017 12:48 AM GMT
    How My Calves PAINLESSLY Exploded - In SIZE:

    - high volume
    - lighter weight
    - occasional time under tension (tut)
    - COMPLETE range of motion/stretch/contraction

    My typical routine:

    - 10 sets seated (or similar donkey) calf raises, 90lbs, rep range 15ish (tut) to 35ish (no tut)
    - 10 sets leg press calf raises, 180-270lbs, similar rep range

    To avoid cramps:
    - a few sets of those heel up toe down raises
    - tibia exercises using either tibia machine, elastic band or dual cables

    To avoid back pain:
    - NO standing calf raises - too much spinal compression

    I went from no calves to very noticeably bulbous split ones.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 28, 2017 5:22 PM GMT
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