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Unread 03-24-2017, 12:13 AM
Rafaeltow Rafaeltow is offline
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Default Training the Calves

My calves are pretty subborn, I always had troubles bringing them up, and I've tried everything heavy weight, light weight, high reps, low reps, supersets, every angle/machine imaginable....

Now I haven't trained them in several weeks, but went onto the stairmill for 20 minutes after every workout. Maybe I'm wrong, but I got the impression that my calves have grown and got a lil more cuts as well.

Is training calves maybe counterproductive when u got I need to read the rules post.I need to read the rules post.I need to read the rules post.I need to read the rules post.ty calf-genetics, and more cardio might do the job? Think of all the cyclists with great calves, who've never seen a weight-room in their lives...
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Unread 03-24-2017, 08:41 AM
LightCrow LightCrow is offline
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Dante of Doggcrapp fame has a calf protocol that is just HIGH incline walking on a treadmill when someone does cardio. Could just be a variation on his idea, too.
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Unread 03-26-2017, 12:13 PM
BigPecsPeter BigPecsPeter is offline
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My calves are pretty subborn, I always had troubles bringing them up, and I've tried everything heavy weight, light weight, high reps, low reps, supersets, every angle/machine imaginable....

Now I haven't trained them in several weeks, but went onto the stairmill for 20 minutes after every workout. Maybe I'm wrong, but I got the impression that my calves have grown and got a lil more cuts as well.

Is training calves maybe counterproductive when u got I need to read the rules post.I need to read the rules post.I need to read the rules post.I need to read the rules post.ty calf-genetics, and more cardio might do the job? Think of all the cyclists with great calves, who've never seen a weight-room in their lives...
A lot of cyclists DON'T have great calves. You just notice the ones that do, because they stand out so obviously.

Again, genetics. If you got the genetics to grow cows with mere cycling, it'll happen.
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Unread 04-18-2017, 10:34 AM
JackMan017@aol.com JackMan017@aol.com is offline
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Figure I just throw this out here...I wasn't blessed with calves.

While I think it's true genetics play somewhat of a factor, I believe training form is the lacking factor here for most people wanting to improve the size of the calves.

I've followed Lyle's training calves pretty closely and I can certainly see my calves growing. Nothing fast and insane, but slow n steady wins the race here. Prior to the last couple years, I was just another gymer who had no idea what he/she was doing training calves.
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Unread 04-19-2017, 08:17 AM
BigPecsPeter BigPecsPeter is offline
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Figure I just throw this out here...I wasn't blessed with calves..
Hold up. You don't... have... calves?
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Unread 04-19-2017, 11:40 AM
JackMan017@aol.com JackMan017@aol.com is offline
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Hold up. You don't... have... calves?
I'm just starting to see them, I think they're there now
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Unread 04-20-2017, 08:31 PM
w1cked w1cked is offline
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Anyway, still have black man calves, but they're a whole lot better than they used to be. Keys to this routine is holding the bottom stretch and going heavy on standing calves IMO.
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