Calves that just won’t grow?

 Here is an approach you have probably never considered to help bring your lagging calves up.  Try these 2 approaches and watch what happens!  Instead of doing reps on the calf machines ( donkey calf , seated, standing, leg press calf, etc.)  Choose a weight that will let you hold the contracted position and do holds for time.   Around 30 sec. to one min. should be your goal.  Use  enough weight to make it hard and  vary your time and weight for variety.    One approach would be to use a weight you can hold for 20 sec.  , adding 5-10 sec. per workout till you get to one minute then add weight and go back down to 20 sec.  Experiment with the number of sets.

  The next exercise  is just walking on your toes with calves fully contracted for a set length of time.  Use dumbells to add resistance. 

These approaches put your calves under tension much longer than the typical methods and may be exactly what you need to bring your calves up.

About Rick Lange

My goal is to give out training advice that has helped me tremendously. I am 54 yrs old and have been training almost all my life. Weight training...bodybuilding, and powerlifting have been my focus. I ventured into cycling, road and mountain biking and triathlon for a while. Lost lots of weight in order to make myself competitive. Then decided to come back to my roots....weight training. I have a very athletic background, having participated in football, baseball and track in my school days. I am very proud of my accomplishments racing motocross and jet skiis. Also ejoyed windsurfing , kayaying, water skiing and snow boarding/skiing as well. Rick Lange
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