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    no matter how hard i train i cant seem to get those babies any bigger. thats the ONLY bodypart i have trouble training. what about you?

    I know, i know dumb post!

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    use full ROM .. stretching and contracting all the way through and use high reps (15-30 reps).

    To get really good calves is mostly due to genetics but you have to have low bodyfat and do what i said above to really see them and make them grow.

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    I am just the opposite - my calves are too big. they look funny compared to the rest of my leg. I have started doing low weight at higher reps to try to keep them tone without exploding any more.

    P.S. Genetics has a lot to do with this also. I have always had big calves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by overboard
    I am just the opposite - my calves are too big. they look funny compared to the rest of my leg. I have started doing low weight at higher reps to try to keep them tone without exploding any more.

    P.S. Genetics has a lot to do with this also. I have always had big calves.
    If you don't want your calves to grow, don't work them out. That whole "tone" thing is a myth. Getting flabby is from getting fat, not from muscles becoming "untoned"

    There is no such thing as a toned muscle.

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    I highly suggest training you calves with a very high frequency level and a wide variety of training variables. The calves are some of the most perpetually stimulated muscles in most people, so it often requires serious trickery to ellicit a growth response down there.

    Everything from plyometrics to heavy weights to typical endurance repetition ranges should be utilized. Another tip that is useful is to allow the elastic energy stored in the calves to dissipate after every repetition. That is, at the bottom of the movement when the ankle is dorsiflexed, hold it there for several seconds (5+) before initiating plantarflexion. The calves are very good at holding onto elastic energy.
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