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Post by dannycap on Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:06 am

Hi Guys

I am trying to find the best way to put some mass on my skinny calves

Currently I train them twice a week with standing calf raises( only machine in the gym for calves) usually 4 sets upto 130 KG usually no less than 15 reps. As I understand higher reps are best for calf training. Also I try to get a good stretchat the top by pausing at the top of movement.

I am concerned as I am only doing the 1 exercise for calves therefore only really hitting them from 1 angle.

Are there any other exercises any 1 can suggest?

Would a differnet feet placement help put different emphasis on the angle at which they are trained?


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Post by Taz on Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:28 am

Hi Danny,

Try this:

Wk 1: Standing Calf Raise 3 sets (1 set warm-up) x 8-10 reps. Once per week.

Wk 2: Leg Press Calf Raise 3 sets (1 set warm-up) x 8-10 reps. Once per week.

15 reps are too many if you trying build them.

Keep training your upper legs within the 8-12 reps range and eat plently of calories and you'll turn your calves into cows in no time!

Good Luck


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