Ive always had trouble building the soleus. Im just wondering what you guys have done to build yours.(reps, sets, weight, exercises)
ehh i would like to keep the cardio to a minimum. Eating my kcals is hard enough.Originally Posted by Celorza
Seated calf machines, high reps
Always open light. It’s not what you open with, it’s what you finish with. Louie Simmons
Should i do toes in, toes out, middle? Or just toes in toes out?Originally Posted by Celorza
Calve Raises x 30 reps.
10 toes in
10 toes out
(Or another order, just saying)
And repeat for another 3-4 sets more (so 4-5 total...)
Or go for
30x toes str8t
My best advice would be to find what makes them work for yah...either slow negs and exploding up, or going for full ALL out fast tempo 30 reps and little to no rest and again , or maybe rest pausing? Holding the contraction?
Calves are tricky for 99% of the people to train. I am lucky enough to have mine (to my taste ) without training them other than cardio.
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Thanks bro. Lucky -.-
100 calf raises a day everyday. You're welcome
have you had success with thisOriginally Posted by jonesBones40
Definately broOriginally Posted by gregg1494
Are those seated? And did you do 100 consecutively? Like 1x100Originally Posted by jonesBones40
Standing with no weight and yeah consecutive. It doesn't seem like much but if you exaggerate it and hold at the top and bottom you'll be hurtinOriginally Posted by gregg1494
Ight. Ill just do them in the shower hahaOriginally Posted by jonesBones40
calfs do seem to be a thing of genetics to be naturally big without any work, or small with lots of work. i am starting to believe that they take massive amount of volume and frequency to grow and get stronger.
you can call me "ozzie" for short.
Check your form: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/exercise-science/190675-proper-techniques.html
If it is the soleus you want to work, then the knee has to be bent during ankle planter flexion.
If, however, it is the whole CALF that you want to make bigger, then you should focus on straight knee calf raises. The soleus is comprised predominatly of slow twitch muscle fiber, and has little potential for hypertrophy. The gastroc, on the other hand, is a mix of type I/II, is the larger of the two, and has the greatest potential for hypertrophy.
I agree with the daily calve raises. Just look at be calves of a ballet dancer.
Partial range of motion with that, they'll never go into Dorsi flexion where the gastrocnemius and soleus are stretched. Just goes to show you've gotta figure out a plan of attack individualized to you. Trial and error.Originally Posted by RicFlair