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I always work out using available women. They all get curled, shoulder pressed, bench pressed, squatted....
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Barbell,smith machine or a cute girl. Alternatively just stick with straight legged variations for the time being.
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I have just thought of a way to increase the utility of a lap dance!
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I always work out using available women. They all get curled, shoulder pressed, bench pressed, squatted....
How do you ensure progressive overload? Do you always train to failure?

So many questions...
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How do you ensure progressive overload? Do you always train to failure?

So many questions...
Dropsets. FTW!!!
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How do you ensure progressive overload? Do you always train to failure?

So many questions...
Just have to time your build-ups so that you're hitting your max loads right around New Years, and ready for a de-load after 4-6 weeks.
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Just have to time your build-ups so that you're hitting your max loads right around New Years, and ready for a de-load after 4-6 weeks.
Not sure I fully parse that, but a de-load around Valentine's Day does seem to make some sense.
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From the article on the main site, quoted below, I imagine you'd be fine in the short turn just doing straight leg raises. Anecdotally, my calves have only gotten larger since I dropped machine straight leg and bent leg raises for sloooow single leg raises weighted with a dip belt.



How to Train the Calves

First, letís sum up what Iíve covered:

The gastroc is primarily a fast-twitch muscle

The soleus is primarily a slow-twitch muscle

If you do calf work with straight legs, you work both the gastroc and soleus

If you do calf work with bent legs, you work only the soleus

When you bounce, the achilles tendon does much, if not most of the work and the calf does little
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I imagine you'd be fine in the short turn just doing straight leg raises.
To clarify: this is not short term; I was talking about my regular gym. The vacation example was specifically for mrlak

Seated Calf Raises are specified as part of GBR, to which I'd like to adhere as closely as possible.
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My gym lacks a Seated Calf Raise apparatus of any kind. What's the best way to do them with free weights? Dumbbells seem too light and barbells too unwieldy to set up (and dig into the knees).
Any advice is appreciated, thx.
Leg press machine.

Put your soles on the edge of the plate, keep your legs bent, and work the calves. You can steady your knees with your elbows, and work one calf at a time if you have to.
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Unread 02-23-2013, 06:51 PM
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Not sure I fully parse that, but a de-load around Valentine's Day does seem to make some sense.
Wouldn't you want to peak around Valentines? Doing your hardest and strongest for reps ?


Anyway if you are going the way of a smith machine and calf raising, set up the safety pins.

You could do donkey calf raises with a dip belt. (Google it)
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