Feet tire out before calves gets the work!

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    Feet tire out before calves gets the work!


    i tried to explain that title the best i could anyway like most i've been trying to get my calves to grow, however i have a problem that has plagued me for the past few weeks. i change up the exercises like standing, angled, seated, etc but it seems that my feet always go out before my calves get the workout they need. it's kinda hard to explain, but after a few sets my feet just can't take anymore and my calves aren't satisfied. anyone ever had this problem or have any tips for me? thanks

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    Sounds like you may be standing/pressing on your tip-toes. Try using the balls of your feet.
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    Maybe look into getting some new sneakers specially designed for your feet.
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    Use the rest-pause principle. You can use heavier weights and fewer sets this way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RTB View Post
    i tried to explain that title the best i could anyway like most i've been trying to get my calves to grow, however i have a problem that has plagued me for the past few weeks. i change up the exercises like standing, angled, seated, etc but it seems that my feet always go out before my calves get the workout they need. it's kinda hard to explain, but after a few sets my feet just can't take anymore and my calves aren't satisfied. anyone ever had this problem or have any tips for me? thanks
    Sounds like the muscles on the bottom of your feet are not very well conditioned- and the stretch-load placed on them by all the extra calf work is probably fatiguing them too early...

    Try some balance exercises and jumping rope- these will build the muscles on the bottom of your foot and make them more resistant to fatigue- do the balance exercises on something that has some give- like a gym mat, and attempt to stay up on the ball of your foot as long as possible....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShakesAllDay View Post
    Sounds like you may be standing/pressing on your tip-toes. Try using the balls of your feet.
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    ok thanks guys. i'm not using my tip toes but rms80's reply made sense. it's just that i've been doing calf raises for a while now and my feet didn't tire out like this before. oh well i will try a differrent approach....
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    I have this same issue. I dont know what type of build you have in your legs. My calfs are bigger then most guys genetically, and I believe its just harder for me to train my calfs. I tend to do the rest pause method and hammer away at the sets. It seems the only way I can get my calfs even a little bit.
  

  
 

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